Municipal Development Plan
What exactly is the MDP?
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a long-term planning document that sets goals, identifies objectives and establishes policies that all come together to help guide future land use and development in the County. It will set a clear direction for how Brazeau County should grow in the coming years. You can view the current Municipal Development Plan here.
What Guides Our Future?
These are the policy areas that will be included in the MDP:
Phases of the MDP update:
Phase one is called “Setting the Stage”. In this phase, Brazeau County will launch the MDP update project and gather the groundwork for the project to build on. This includes background statistics, an initial survey asking residents the opportunities and challenges facing the County, and public events to share important information about the current MDP.
Phase two is called “Setting the Direction”. In this phase, Brazeau County will work closely with the public to determine how and where the County should grow in the future. This will be done through a variety of events, including a pop up booth at the farmers market, distribution of a survey and the Charrette Event. Learn more about these events below.
Phase three is called “Sharing the Results”. In this phase, Brazeau County will present the proposed policy direction and show the public how the plan reflects the input that was gathered throughout all the phases.
Phase four is called “Finalizing the Plan”. In this phase, Brazeau County will be bringing the final draft of the MDP for Council approval. A public hearing will then be held to offer the public another opportunity to provide input.
Where to find us in the community
The MDP Team will be going out to the Farmers Market on February 25 and March 22. To jump start the Charrette Event, we will also be hosting a BBQ Charrette Kick Off Event on April 19th. Bring your family for some hot dogs and hamburgers and learn more about the MDP Charrette Event. The Charrette Event will be held on April 25-28 and each evening the community is invited to attend the open house to learn more about the project and provide your input. If you miss us at these events, you can also contact us to set up a one-on-one meeting to discuss more about how you can be part of shaping the County.
Join us April 25-28 for the MDP Charrette! We will be located at 5004-50th Street, Drayton Valley.
What is a Charrette? It’s an intensely focused, multiday event meant to inspire creative ideas and quick problem solving among selected stakeholders. To learn more about our MDP Charrette Event, click here.
What do you imagine the County looking like in 10 years? Let us know by filling out our short survey!
Take the Survey online:
Ask for a paper copy:
Don’t forget to leave your name and contact information at the end of the survey to be entered to win a gift prize.
Capture the beauty of Brazeau County. It could be your favourite camping spot, hiking trail or activity to do!
Submit your photos from January 1 to March 31, 2017 and select photos will be featured at the MDP Charrette Event April 25-28. Prizes will be awarded for most creative photos!
Photos can be sent to: and will only be used if the contest waiver is signed. Waiver can be found here.
Still have questions or want to find out more about this project? Contact the MDP Team: