Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks and Intermunicipal Development Plans

All municipalities with common boundaries must, by spring 2020, adopt Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs) and Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs).

What is an IDP?

An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a high-level policy plan created by neighbouring municipalities. An IDP is designed to foster cooperation and integrated development near the municipal boundaries so that unnecessary costs and negative impacts for the municipalities are avoided. The principles and objectives established in the IDP guide the growth of future development by identifying general locations for major land uses and servicing. In addition to guiding future growth, if there is a disagreement between municipalities on development, IDPs provide a framework for dispute resolution.

What is an ICF?

An Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) highlights and formalizes existing collaborative work between adjacent municipalities and provides a forum to work together. The primary goal of ICFs is ensuring neighbouring municipalities work together regarding service delivery and cost-sharing. 

Brazeau County will develop IDPs and ICFs with the following municipalities:

  • Town of Drayton Valley
  • Village of Breton
  • Parkland County
  • Leduc County
  • Wetaskiwin County
  • Clearwater County
  • Yellowhead County

  • Currently, Brazeau County and the Village of Breton do not have an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) in place. Brazeau County and the Village of Breton have been working together to create an IDP that supports the continued work of both Counties to provide a strategic approach to intermunicipal land use planning.

    A public open house was held on January 20, 2020 to allow stakeholders to review and comment on the proposed IDP. As we received input through consultation, a summary of comments received was compiled and changes were incorporated into the IDP document.

    The Brazeau County and Village of Breton IDP plan area includes the entire parcel located, wholly or partially, within the Plan Area buffer. The Plan Area is the land located within 100 metres on either side of our shared border, as shown in the map below.

     

    Brazeau County Council will hold a Public Hearing for the proposed adoption of the IDP, at which time any person claiming to be affected by the proposed IDP may ask questions or make their views known.  The Public Hearing will be held on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am or as soon thereafter as possible in the Council Chambers of Brazeau County office at 7401 Township Road 494, Drayton Valley, Alberta.

    A copy of the updated draft IDP can be found here.

     

    In addition to the Intermunicipal Development Plan, the Municipal Government Act requires all neighbouring municipalities to have an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF). An ICF is a tool to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities in order to ensure municipal services are provided to residents efficiently.  

    A copy of the draft ICF can be found here.

     

    Questions?

    Contact Kathleen Sterling, Senior Long Range Planner at 780-542-2667 or

     

  • Brazeau County and the Town of Drayton Valley have an existing Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) in place, and this project’s purpose is to update that IDP and identify opportunities for efficient delivery of intermunicipal services and development. This project will ensure compliance with recent updates to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) which requires municipalities to have an IDP with neighbouring municipalities.

    An IDP is not annexation and does not change any municipal boundaries. There is an existing agreement between the Town of Drayton Valley and Brazeau County where no annexation will happen until:

    • the Town’s population is 19,362; or
    • January 1st, 2061.

    As a point of reference, the Town’s population as of the 2016 Federal Census is 7,235.

    An IDP also does not rezone land within either the Town of Drayton Valley or Brazeau County.

     

    Why are we updating the IDP?

    Brazeau County and the Town of Drayton Valley have an existing IDP that was completed in 2012. The Government of Alberta has recently updated the MGA with a strong focus on intermunicipal planning. To accommodate these changes, this project will evaluate what worked and what did not work in the 2012 IDP, explore what services can be shared, and determine how and where we should grow.

    A copy of the updated draft IDP can be found here.

     

    IDP Area

    The Plan Area extends 0.8 kilometers to 2.4 kilometers (½ mile to 1½ miles) from the Town boundary as defined in the Annexation Settlement Agreement except to the east where it extends to the top of the North Saskatchewan River valley. The Plan Area extends inward 0.1 kilometre from the Town Boundary. The map below shows the Plan Area in blue.

    Opportunity for Community Input

    A public open house will be held to allow stakeholders to review and comment on the proposed IDP. There will be no formal presentation, so drop in any time between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm to discuss the IDP with available staff. As we receive input, a summary of comments received will be compiled.

    Public Open House will be held:

    Date: February 27, 2020

    Time: 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

    Location: MacKenzie Conference Centre, 5737 – 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta

     

    If you live in this area, or are interested in this project, you are invited to drop in at the public open house to provide your input on the draft IDP.

     

    A copy of the updated draft IDP can be found here.

     

    Contact

    For more information, please contact:

    Kathleen Sterling, Senior Long Range Planner at 780-542-2667 or

     

     

  • Brazeau County adopted the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between Brazeau County and the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 on January 21, 2020. The IDP plan area is one quarter section, or 800 metres, on either side of the intermunicipal boundary as shown in the map below.

    The IDP policies support the continued work of both Counties to provide a strategic approach to intermunicipal land use planning within the plan area.

    A copy of the Brazeau County and the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 IDP can be found here.

     

     

    In addition to the Intermunicipal Development Plan, the Municipal Government Act requires all neighbouring municipalities to have an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF). Brazeau County adopted the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework between Brazeau County and the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 on January 21, 2020.

    An ICF is a tool to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities in order to ensure municipal services are provided to residents efficiently.  

    A copy of the Brazeau County and the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 ICF can be found here.

     

    Questions?

    Contact Kathleen Sterling, Senior Long Range Planner at 780-542-2667 or .

  • The Municipal Government Act requires all neighbouring municipalities to have an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF). An ICF is a tool to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities in order to ensure municipal services are provided to residents in an efficient and cost effective manner.  Brazeau County adopted the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework between Yellowhead County and Brazeau County on December 17, 2019.

    A copy of the approved ICF can be found here.


  • The Municipal Government Act requires all neighbouring municipalities to have an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF). An ICF is a tool to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities in order to ensure municipal services are provided to residents in an efficient and cost effective manner.  Brazeau County adopted the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework between Brazeau County and Clearwater County on November 19, 2019.

    A copy of the ICF can be found here.


  • Brazeau County adopted the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between Brazeau County and Parkland County on July 17, 2018. The IDP area is one quarter section from the Brazeau County and Parkland County boundary lines, or from the top of bank of the North Saskatchewan River, as shown in the map below.

    The IDP policies support the continued work of both Counties to provide a strategic approach to intermunicipal land use planning and service delivery within the plan area.

     

    A copy of the Brazeau County and Parkland County IDP can be found here.

    Questions?

    Contact Kathleen Sterling, Senior Long Range Planning Officer at 780-542-2667 or