Municipal Development Plan

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) 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.

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.

Why is the Municipal Development Plan important?

The current MDP was completed in 2011, a time when significant investments and increased production of the oil sands industry contributed to a very high growth rate throughout the Municipality. This anticipated robust growth has not happened due to several factors, including the global drop in oil prices, economic downturn, and Horse River Wildfire in May 2016.

Where do you come in?

We need your help to shape our community. The feedback provided will support a distinctive direction for the region’s strategy moving forward. Share your thoughts in the following ways:

  • Answer a short Survey.
  • Provide examples of what you would like to see in Wood Buffalo on our Ideas page.
  • Join your neighbours in an online conversation in our Forum.
  • Pinpoint valuable landmarks or opportunity for improvement on our Map page.

Sign up here to attend our open house!

Participate and you could win!

We’re giving away two $100 McMurray Money prizes, three $50 Superstore gift cards and three $50 Canadian Tire gift cards to some lucky survey participants. Complete a survey and that could be you!


The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) 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.

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.

Why is the Municipal Development Plan important?

The current MDP was completed in 2011, a time when significant investments and increased production of the oil sands industry contributed to a very high growth rate throughout the Municipality. This anticipated robust growth has not happened due to several factors, including the global drop in oil prices, economic downturn, and Horse River Wildfire in May 2016.

Where do you come in?

We need your help to shape our community. The feedback provided will support a distinctive direction for the region’s strategy moving forward. Share your thoughts in the following ways:

  • Answer a short Survey.
  • Provide examples of what you would like to see in Wood Buffalo on our Ideas page.
  • Join your neighbours in an online conversation in our Forum.
  • Pinpoint valuable landmarks or opportunity for improvement on our Map page.

Sign up here to attend our open house!

Participate and you could win!

We’re giving away two $100 McMurray Money prizes, three $50 Superstore gift cards and three $50 Canadian Tire gift cards to some lucky survey participants. Complete a survey and that could be you!


  • 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 Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

    Thank you for participating! 

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