The City of New Westminster maintains a wide-range of maps and geospatial information including information such as; parcel outlines, sewer lines, water lines, biking routes and parks. The information is maintained and utilized by all City departments, City of New Westminster residents, general public, government and non-government agencies and online GIS user communities.
Municipalities protect, conserve, and manage heritage properties through a variety of tools including: Heritage Designation, Heritage Revitalization Agreements (HRA), Heritage Conservation Covenants or Heritage Conservation Areas. Once a property is formally protected, major changes require a Heritage Alteration Permit (HAP).
The Heritage Register is an official listing of properties deemed to have heritage value. Inclusion on the Heritage Register allows Council to temporarily withhold a building permit, a demolition or to order a heritage impact assessment.