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Census Completion Rate (%)

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Community Development Planning Permits and Licensing Issued

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Public Engagement, Jan. 2015 - June 2016

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Safety Codes Permits Issued

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Safety Codes Permitting and Inspections

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Vendors Added by Month Count


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Provides professional land use planning and development services advice to meet the needs of our internal and external stakeholders.

Department Key Services

  • Long range statutory planning (5-10 years), Census, projections and research
  • Land development planning, subdivisions and enforcement
  • Construction permitting and inspections

Strategic/Council Initiatives

Goal 1: Building a Responsible Government

Objective: Implement business delivery modes that enhance customer service for residents throughout the Region.
Objective: Ensure consistency and continuity of policies and procedures relating to Planning and Development.

Goal 2: Building Balanced Regional Services

Objective: Strengthen regional service delivery quality.

Goal 4: Building an Effective Land Strategy

Objective: Improve evidence-based land planning.
Strategic Initiatives:
  • Create statutory tools to advance land planning
  • 2017 Population Forecasting
  • Conduct supporting studies for improved land planning
  • Updated Municipal Development Plan
  • Updated Fringe Area Study
  • Area Structure Plan
  • Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan
  • Regional Action Strategy

Achievements (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016)

  • Compliance team established
  • Safety Codes Award
  • 2015 Census completed and the results accepted by Alberta Municipal Affairs as the official population
  • Improvement in urban shadow population count
  • 100% of population enumerated for census 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation from GoA Province – Wild Fire
  • Property Demolition Process updated
  • Urban service area boundary expanded

Major Business Initiatives (2017)

  • Updated Land Use Bylaw to include current policy and procedural clarification
  • Revising Safety Codes Bylaw
  • Conduct comprehensive land use survey
  • Streamlining Permit and Business Licensing process
  • Support culture and employee wellness initiatives

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