An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a statutory policy document that is designed to foster cooperation and ensure that planning and development across municipal borders takes place in an integrated manner without unnecessary costs or negative impacts on either municipality.
Funded by the Province of Alberta, the following six municipalities are working collaboratively to achieve to IDPs for all of their shared boundaries:
This collaborative project is about achieving strategic and efficient delivery of intermunicipal services and development. It will fulfill recent updates to the Municipal Government Act that requires all municipalities to have IDPs with adjacent municipalities.
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IDPs map standard land and infrastructure features in the areas around the municipal boundary, known as at the fringe area, including land use, transportation, recreation, water and wastewater, and environmentally significant areas. Along with the mapping, IDP’s typically address processes that relate to planning and developing including:
IDPs can also contain provisions for:
It’s critical to include the community and affected stakeholders in planning for the future. We need your help to understand the conditions along and nearby the municipal boundary.
The input you provide at the session will help us determine where there may be potential opportunities to achieve an efficient approach for future intermunicipal service options and development.
Thank you to all participants who contributed feedback through the stakeholder meetings, open house and online survey. The feedback is helping to inform the creation of the Intermunicipal Development Plans. A summary of the engagement is available here.
The Intermunicipal Development Plans are currently being drafted and reviewed. They will be presented to Council in the fall and a public hearing will provide a final opportunity for public input. More information about Intermunicipal Development Plans can be found here.
Once the draft IDP is completed it will be available for public review. Public hearings will be held in fall 2018.
The proposed timeframe for the development of these IDPs are from November 2017 to December 2018.
Stephanie Gagnon – e-mail: email@example.com
Smoky Lake County:
Jordan Ruegg, Planner & Development Manager – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | PH: 780-656-3730