The Town of Westlock is refreshing its Municipal Development Plan (MDP). This project will help the Town discover what's next for Westlock and its next 20 years. We want your ideas on what's next for Westlock!
Stage 2 - Public Engagement: Phase One closed August 20. We asked residents, businesses, and stakeholders to share their ideas on what's next for Westlock and its next 20 years. A total of 58 survey responses and 174 message board comments were received. A report summarizing all the feedback received is available for download here.
All feedback received will be used to refine the plan's vision, set the Town's goals for growth and development, and inform changes and additions to policies areas such as development, housing, infrastructure, and the environment.
The MDP is the Town's long-range planning document that sets the vision for the Town and guides its development over a 20 year period. Every municipality in Alberta is required to adopt an MDP under the Municipal Government Act (MGA). A MDP provides direction on a number of topics including future land use and growth patterns, infrastructure and servicing, housing, economic development, and environmental concerns. This plan helps Council to make decisions on future projects and investment.
The MDP was adopted in 2015. Since that date, the Town has undergone changes in its demographics and economic position. The intent of the refresh is to ensure that the MDP reflects the changing needs of the community in order to maintain a high quality of life for current and future residents. The refresh will also allow the Town to utilize recent plans and studies as well as reflect key trends and best practices.
The project will be completed in 5 stages. The project team is currently undertaking Phase 3, drafting the revised MDP.
To sign up for project updates, including engagement opportunities such as open houses and public hearings, click on the link below:
Watch the video below to learn more about what a Municipal Development Plan is: