Engineering Development Review Process

Learn how our redesigned development review process improves the experience of dealing with the City

The City's Engineering Department has assigned project managers to improve customer service and streamline the development review process. Project managers will coordinate the review for engineering infrastructure applications.

Once you complete the 4 stages, you'll move to the 'Prior to Construction' phase outlined in the table below.


Prior to Construction
During Construction
Construction Completion
Maintenance Period
Description Identifying Servicing Requirements and finalize supporting documentation Construct required infrastructure per approval conditions using the supervision of a professional engineer Provide certificate of inspection and final infrastructure drawings Review, repair, and replace infrastructure and landscaping as necessary
Templates / Documentation (Burnaby to review and
Supporting Requirements
  • Insurance (Developer/Owner & Consultant)
  • Worksafe BC Registration
  • Public/Private Utility Approval
  • Utility Coordination Plan
  • TMP, geotech, env. reports
  • SRW, 219 Covenants
  • Retain professional engineer for inspection
  • Submit design changes for City approval
  • Comply with applicable regulations
  • Protect surrounding infrastructure and repair any damage
  • Complete by Completion Date 
Payments and Releases   
  • Releases (Bonds and Deposits) 
    (related interim Certificate of Inspection and Inspector Print Drawings)

Changes to the process

  • Simplified and standardized documentation.
  • New drawing production and asset data submission standard–progress payment standards and WBS element references don't apply to land development projects.
  • Additional involvement of the developer's or owner's engineering consultant.
    • Professional liability insurance requirement.
    • Coordination of design and construction, including third-party utilities.

Refer to the latest engineering design criteria manual and supplementary specifications and detailed drawings.

  • During construction
    • Developers must:
      • Provide inspection services, including written weekly reports.
      • Submit design changes for City approval.
      • Submit deficiency list for City approval.
  • After construction
    • Provide a certificate of inspection.
    • Submit inspector print drawings and as-built drawings.
  • During the maintenance period
    • Provide written status reports every 3 months.

Ongoing considerations

The following additional changes are being considered and may be implemented soon:

  • Assigning a time limit to complete the works.
  • Requiring the owner/developer to maintain sufficient insurance.
  • Utilizing the bonding to complete the works if the owner/developer defaults on the conditions of the agreement.

Contact us

May Phang
Deputy General Manager Engineering 
Phone: 604-294-7464
Email: [email protected]

Mandy Wardell
Engineering Development Manager
Phone: 604-294-7772
Email: [email protected]


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