Municipal Development Plan

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Phase 5: Preparation of Draft MDP

The MDP project team is currenting preparing the draft MDP after reviewing all feedback provided as part of Phase 2 engagement. A What We Heard Report providing an engagement summary will be available here in the coming weeks.




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 5: Preparation of Draft MDP

The MDP project team is currenting preparing the draft MDP after reviewing all feedback provided as part of Phase 2 engagement. A What We Heard Report providing an engagement summary will be available here in the coming weeks.




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.


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Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is the largest municipality in Canada by area. As a result of its size and development pattern, the MDP incorporates guidelines for urban and rural communities, as well as for the region as a whole.

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