Municipal Development Plan

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Engagement has concluded. 

The Municipal Development Plan public engagement concluded on March 13, 2022. A sincere thank you to invested residents, community stakeholders, and Indigenous partners for contributing in planning Where We're Going! The feedback gained from the public engagement will be reviewed and considered for the final Municipal Development Plan, which will be presented to Council later this year. To stay up-to-date subscribe to the page.


Have you seen the plan?

After on-going engagement, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has prepared a draft Municipal Development Plan (MDP). The draft includes the region’s growth concept and new vision for the future of the region. The MDP is a blueprint on how the region will evolve, thrive, and expand for the next 20 years. It identifies a new vision for the community and Municipal Council for our neighborhoods, livelihoods, and future for all in Wood Buffalo.

View the draft Municipal Development Plan here!  


View the draft MDP Highlights here!


Engagement Opportunities 

The MDP will define where we’re going. Your voice on the proposed plan is important, be a part of OUR future. This is the final phase of engagement, get involved in the following ways:

Deadline to participate is March 13, 2022.

Survey contest

Complete the online survey with your chance to win a local gift card. All residents who complete the online survey have an opportunity to win either a $100, or $50 local business gift card. To qualify you must consent to the rules and regulations when completing the online survey and provide your personal contact information.

What's in the MDP?

 1. Place and Community Based Approach 

The focus of the Municipality’s MDP is people, community, and the tremendous opportunity that exists here. By prioritizing policy that makes Wood Buffalo a better place for all the MDP reflects the fact that Wood Buffalo’s greatest strength is something it already has – its people.

 2. Vision

“A flourishing region and community of choice with a strong sense of identity, history, and optimism, to call home, today and tomorrow.”

 3. Goals

Six goals have been identified and are central ideas about who and what Wood Buffalo values most. The goals are meant to provide context and direction for the vision and will be carried forward throughout the MDP’s policies. To view the goals in more detail click here!


What will the MDP achieve? 

  • Identifies a new vision to guide the future growth and development of the Municipality through to 2041;
  • Identifies six goals for the Municipality;
  • Outlines a new community and people-focused approach to growth;
  • Provides an overarching document to assist in the coordination of Municipal decisions about land use, transportation, infrastructure, recreation, the arts, and community services;
  • Proposes new policies, programs, and investments for the Municipality to investigate to provide a better quality of life and economic opportunity for all;
  • Affirms the Municipality’s commitment to ongoing reconciliation and relationship-building with the Indigenous community throughout Wood Buffalo;
  • Helps residents and landowners understand how they can expect the Municipality to prioritize growth and investment throughout Wood Buffalo now and in the future; and
  • How to implement the policies.

The Municipal Development Plan public engagement concluded on March 13, 2022. A sincere thank you to invested residents, community stakeholders, and Indigenous partners for contributing in planning Where We're Going! The feedback gained from the public engagement will be reviewed and considered for the final Municipal Development Plan, which will be presented to Council later this year. To stay up-to-date subscribe to the page.


Have you seen the plan?

After on-going engagement, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has prepared a draft Municipal Development Plan (MDP). The draft includes the region’s growth concept and new vision for the future of the region. The MDP is a blueprint on how the region will evolve, thrive, and expand for the next 20 years. It identifies a new vision for the community and Municipal Council for our neighborhoods, livelihoods, and future for all in Wood Buffalo.

View the draft Municipal Development Plan here!  


View the draft MDP Highlights here!


Engagement Opportunities 

The MDP will define where we’re going. Your voice on the proposed plan is important, be a part of OUR future. This is the final phase of engagement, get involved in the following ways:

Deadline to participate is March 13, 2022.

Survey contest

Complete the online survey with your chance to win a local gift card. All residents who complete the online survey have an opportunity to win either a $100, or $50 local business gift card. To qualify you must consent to the rules and regulations when completing the online survey and provide your personal contact information.

What's in the MDP?

 1. Place and Community Based Approach 

The focus of the Municipality’s MDP is people, community, and the tremendous opportunity that exists here. By prioritizing policy that makes Wood Buffalo a better place for all the MDP reflects the fact that Wood Buffalo’s greatest strength is something it already has – its people.

 2. Vision

“A flourishing region and community of choice with a strong sense of identity, history, and optimism, to call home, today and tomorrow.”

 3. Goals

Six goals have been identified and are central ideas about who and what Wood Buffalo values most. The goals are meant to provide context and direction for the vision and will be carried forward throughout the MDP’s policies. To view the goals in more detail click here!


What will the MDP achieve? 

  • Identifies a new vision to guide the future growth and development of the Municipality through to 2041;
  • Identifies six goals for the Municipality;
  • Outlines a new community and people-focused approach to growth;
  • Provides an overarching document to assist in the coordination of Municipal decisions about land use, transportation, infrastructure, recreation, the arts, and community services;
  • Proposes new policies, programs, and investments for the Municipality to investigate to provide a better quality of life and economic opportunity for all;
  • Affirms the Municipality’s commitment to ongoing reconciliation and relationship-building with the Indigenous community throughout Wood Buffalo;
  • Helps residents and landowners understand how they can expect the Municipality to prioritize growth and investment throughout Wood Buffalo now and in the future; and
  • How to implement the policies.