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Municipal Development Plan

The Municipal Development Plan will be our region's guide for the next 20 years

The MDP explained in 5 minutes

Our Municipal Development Plan shows how we can make Wood Buffalo a great place to live – a place we’re proud to call home.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is an exciting place to be. Located in Northern Alberta, this economic engine is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada and has a diverse population of more than 104,000. We are fortunate to have abundant natural resources, a rich heritage and economic opportunities. However our success and rapid expansion present challenges such as infrastructure and adequate housing that need the big, imaginative ideas to address them.

The Municipal Development Plan is a long-term strategic Plan for managing regional growth over the next 20 years in our region. Based on population projections, we are expected to more than double to 230,000 by 2030.

The MDP sets the vision on how to accommodate this growth responsibly. The MDP will serve as an important decision making tool for Mayor & Council, administration, and stakeholders.