Municipal Development Plan Review

Shaping the Future

This year, the County is embarking on an important project to update the Municipal Development Plan to better reflect the needs of the County and its residents. The County has engaged Municipal Planning Services (MPS) to assist with the preparation of the new plan.  

The Municipal Development Plan, or MDP, is an important planning and decision-making tool that outlines direction and strategies that inform how the County will, look, feel, and grow in the future.

Regional Context Map for Newsletter 1

Be Part of the Process!

To ensure this MDP is right for the County, we need to hear from you! Input and feedback from community members is a critical component of the plan development. There will be multiple opportunities for you to get involved in the project and provide your input and feedback. Stay tuned to the County website for updates about the project and information about future public engagement opportunities.

MDP Review Open Houses:

  • Monday, October 17, 2022 - Buck Lake Community Hall
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Winfield Agriplex Hall
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Falun Community Hall
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 - Mulhurst Bay Community Hall
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - Millet Agriplex Banquet Hall
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022 - Wetaskiwin Ag Society Barn

All sessions will run from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Contact Us

  1. If you have any additional questions or comments about the MDP project, please contact Municipal Planning Services (MPS):

    James Haney

    t: 780.486.1991
    f: 780.483.7326
    #206, 17511 107 Ave NW 
    Edmonton, AB  T5S 1E5

Project Updates:

The MDP Impacts Us All

This MDP will:

  • Identify a vision for the future and goals for how land within the County may be utilized over the next 20 years
  • Identify the types of growth the County will encourage, such as agricultural, residential, commercial, recreational, and industrial development
  • Identify where and how growth should occur
  • Guide decision-makers and municipal spending on economic and social matters, and the environment.

Why Are We Updating the MDP?

The County has grown and changed in the ten years since the previous MDP was adopted. To reflect the current needs of the community, the MDP is being reviewed to:

  • Provide an updated outlook for future growth and development based on Council and community priorities
  • Reflect how the County has grown and changes in demographic and economic trends
  • Prioritize and protect rural living and agricultural working landscapes
  • Reduce red tape and streamline the planning and development approval processes
  • Provide guidance for development near the County’s lakes and incorporate watershed management planning best practices

Project Timeline

Co of Wetaskiwin MDP - Project Timeline for Newsletter 1