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Intermunicipal Development Plan
Brazeau County and Town of Drayton Valley
Intermunicipal Development Plan
What is an IDP?
An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a high-level policy plan created by two or more municipalities. The Municipal Government Act (MGA) requires that municipalities with a shared border complete an IDP.
An IDP is a high-level policy document designed to foster cooperation and integrated development near the municipal boundaries so that unnecessary costs and negative impacts for either municipality are avoided. The principles and objectives established in the IDP guide the growth of future development by identifying general locations for major land uses and servicing. In addition to guiding future growth, if there is a disagreement between municipalities on development, IDPs provide a framework for dispute resolution.
The Brazeau County and Town of Drayton Valley have an existing IDP in place, and this project’s purpose is to update that plan and identify opportunities for efficient delivery of intermunicipal services and development. This project will fulfill recent updates to the MGA requiring all municipalities to have IDPs with neighbouring municipalities.
The existing IDP consists of lands within both the Town of Drayton Valley and Brazeau County along the municipal boundary. The map shows the IDP area, and part of this process will be to refine the specific IDP boundaries.
- Create an updated IDP that meets the new MGA requirements
- Provide clarity for future land uses and growth
- Understand and plan for intermunicipal service provision
- Offer a clear process for intermunicipal dispute resolution
How does this affect you?
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 will help us determine where there may be potential opportunities to achieve an efficient approach for future intermunicipal service options and development.
Opportunity for Community Input
March 19 – April 13, 2018 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BrazeauDraytonIDP
Please share your input online if you are unable to attend the in-person sessions.
Upcoming Engagement Workshops
Stakeholder and public engagement meetings are being held on March 26th and 27th, 2018. The purpose of these events is to provide information on the IDP process, collect input about the IDP areas and future development potential. We will be addressing:
- current opportunities and constraints within and nearby the municipal boundary;
- existing and future development pressures; and
- opportunities for intermunicipal services and future development.
All members of the community are invited to attend the Community Workshop and specific workshops are being held for landowners in the current IDP area, and business owners to address issues specific to their situation. All engagement feedback will be documented in a “What We Heard Report” and posted to the municipalities’ websites.
March 26th, 2018
- Community Workshop – 6:00 to 8:15pm at the MacKenzie Conference Centre
For more information, please contact:
Long Range Planning Officer
Town of Drayton Valley
A/Director of Engineering and Development