Municipal Development Plan

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Phase 2 Engagement : February 1 - 28

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is preparing a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) to reflect changes in the social, cultural, and economic conditions of the region. The new MDP will be created with input from residents throughout Wood Buffalo to ensure it reflects local values, opportunities, and challenges, and sets a clear vision for the Region’s future.

We need your feedback!

We need your help to shape our community. Your feedback will help shape a distinctive direction for the region’s continued development moving forward. You can participate in the following ways:

Watch our Virtual Open Houses

Wednesday, February 10th

Thursday, February 18th


What is the Municipal Development Plan (MDP)?

The MDP sets out the vision and blueprint for how growth and development will happen in Wood Buffalo over the next 20 years. The MDP will:

  • Provide a comprehensive land use policy framework
  • Outline a strategic path forward to manage growth across the Region
  • Guide both short- and long-term decision making by Council and Administration
  • Decisions made will shape the development and future changes made within your communities

MDP Direction

The MDP takes a place and community-based approach, supported by five goals, and nine big moves. The new place and community-based approach to the MDP reflects a people-first focus that considers local values, opportunities, and challenges in an intentional way. This approach is guided by the understanding that development should focus on community and respond to the various social, environmental, and economic contexts that exist throughout the Region. The big moves represent the major ways the 2021 MDP differs from the 2011 MDP. These big moves work together to achieve the goals and vision of the 2021 MDP.

To learn more about the big moves and what they entail, please visit our FAQ.


Phase 2 Engagement : February 1 - 28

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is preparing a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) to reflect changes in the social, cultural, and economic conditions of the region. The new MDP will be created with input from residents throughout Wood Buffalo to ensure it reflects local values, opportunities, and challenges, and sets a clear vision for the Region’s future.

We need your feedback!

We need your help to shape our community. Your feedback will help shape a distinctive direction for the region’s continued development moving forward. You can participate in the following ways:

Watch our Virtual Open Houses

Wednesday, February 10th

Thursday, February 18th


What is the Municipal Development Plan (MDP)?

The MDP sets out the vision and blueprint for how growth and development will happen in Wood Buffalo over the next 20 years. The MDP will:

  • Provide a comprehensive land use policy framework
  • Outline a strategic path forward to manage growth across the Region
  • Guide both short- and long-term decision making by Council and Administration
  • Decisions made will shape the development and future changes made within your communities

MDP Direction

The MDP takes a place and community-based approach, supported by five goals, and nine big moves. The new place and community-based approach to the MDP reflects a people-first focus that considers local values, opportunities, and challenges in an intentional way. This approach is guided by the understanding that development should focus on community and respond to the various social, environmental, and economic contexts that exist throughout the Region. The big moves represent the major ways the 2021 MDP differs from the 2011 MDP. These big moves work together to achieve the goals and vision of the 2021 MDP.

To learn more about the big moves and what they entail, please visit our FAQ.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is preparing a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) to reflect the current social, cultural, and economic conditions in the region. The new MDP will be created with input from residents throughout Wood Buffalo to ensure it reflects local values, opportunities, and challenges. 

    The survey will be available from Monday, February 1, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021.

    Thank you for participating!

    Consultation has concluded
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is preparing a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) to reflect the current social, cultural and economic conditions in the region. The new MDP will be created with input from residents throughout Wood Buffalo to ensure it reflects local values, opportunities and challenges.

    The survey will be available from Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 to Saturday, Nov. 1, 2020.

    Thank you for participating! 

    Consultation has concluded
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