Municipal Development Plan Review

Be Part of the Process!

The County of Wetaskiwin hosted six public open houses across the County this fall. These open houses allowed the public to learn about the draft MDP, read the proposed policies, and find out how you can share your perspectives on the plan that will guide land use and development in the County for the next 10 to 20 years. 

Next Steps

A What We Heard Report has been prepared by Municipal Planning Services that outlines the comments and feedback received at the open houses, through the online survey and from referral agencies. A revised draft of the Municipal Development Plan will be available in the first quarter of 2023.

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

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