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.
Brazeau County is in the final stages of updating its MDP. Council has considered the stakeholder input received throughout the past year and a half and has identified some key areas to discuss further. A Special Council Meeting was held to go over agricultural preservation and residential subdivision and a survey was distributed to obtain additional feedback from the public. Based on this additional public consultation with the public and Council, a summary of changes to key areas of the MDP was compiled. This summary was presented to Council on February 20, 2017.
The MDP currently in effect is available here.
You can view the new proposed Municipal Development Plan here.
Click here for the Public Engagement Strategy.
Click here for the results of the Agricultural Preservation survey.
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”. This phase we worked closely with the public to determine how the County should grow. Brazeau County conducted a survey to establish the future development of the community’s vision and hosted a variety of events that guided future land use and policy decisions. These were successful in gaining input and allowing all participants to be a mutual author in our upcoming new Municipal Development Plan.
Phase three is called “Sharing the Results”. All of the input we received throughout the phases was compiled into a draft MDP and was presented to Council in August 2017. Key areas were identified by Council to discuss in further detail. A Special Council Meeting was held to go over agricultural preservation and residential subdivision and a survey was distributed to obtain additional feedback from the public. Based on this additional consultation with the public and Council, a new draft MDP was created.
Phase four is called “Finalizing the Plan”. This is the phase we are currently in. Council will be reviewing the new draft MDP and final adoption is expected to be in spring 2018.
Our Photo Contest was a success and thank you to all that entered and showcased their beautiful photography throughout Brazeau County. Three top photos were voted for on our Facebook page and at our Charrette Event. The winners were announced at the May 16th MDP Barbeque and here are your favorite top 3 picks:
Photo Contest Winner 1 - Ron Fraser
Photo Contest Winner 2 – Brooke Chambers
Photo Contest Winner 3 – Kerri O’Shaughnessy
Still have questions or want to find out more about this project? Contact the MDP Team: