The City We Shape

Wetaskiwin's Municipal Development Plan

The City of Wetaskiwin is updating the Municipal Development Plan (MDP). Starting now and into spring residents will be receiving information about the project as we start our preliminary public engagement sessions.

The current Municipal Development Plan was approved by Council in 2011. Taking direction from the 50-Year Community Vision, Wetaskiwin’s updated Municipal Development Plan aims to guide future growth in Wetaskiwin for the next 20 years. An MDP establishes a vision and lays out how a municipality will grow over time. While an MDP can address many Municipal functions, it primarily directs land use, growth, and development.

What we've heard so far:

During public engagement sessions for the 50-Year Community Vision, we heard from you that Wetaskiwin should be a community where people feel welcomed, safe, engaged, and have a sense of belonging. While an MDP creates a blueprint for how a community will develop over time, the built environment of a municipality can help facilitate these social outcomes in addition to supporting economic growth and the overarching goal of a thriving community. The goal of this MDP update is to set out a land use policy framework that will lead to a built environment that helps ‘nudge’ the community towards those desired social and economic outcomes.

While developing the 50-Year Community Vision, one of the most prominent concepts we heard during the Community Visioning exercise is that Wetaskiwinites want to see Wetaskiwin thriving rather than simply growing. During the visioning engagement process, it became clear that residents held a range of opinions about what ‘growth’ means. We look forward to hearing more from the community to help create an MDP that better reflects our community and shared vision for the future.

Help us make Wetaskiwin thrive!

Community engagement will occur over 4 phases. We are currently at Phase 1 which will include information sessions about the MDP and workshop sessions on the vision, values, and policy goals.

Wetaskiwin's Municipal Development Plan

The City of Wetaskiwin is updating the Municipal Development Plan (MDP). Starting now and into spring residents will be receiving information about the project as we start our preliminary public engagement sessions.

The current Municipal Development Plan was approved by Council in 2011. Taking direction from the 50-Year Community Vision, Wetaskiwin’s updated Municipal Development Plan aims to guide future growth in Wetaskiwin for the next 20 years. An MDP establishes a vision and lays out how a municipality will grow over time. While an MDP can address many Municipal functions, it primarily directs land use, growth, and development.

What we've heard so far:

During public engagement sessions for the 50-Year Community Vision, we heard from you that Wetaskiwin should be a community where people feel welcomed, safe, engaged, and have a sense of belonging. While an MDP creates a blueprint for how a community will develop over time, the built environment of a municipality can help facilitate these social outcomes in addition to supporting economic growth and the overarching goal of a thriving community. The goal of this MDP update is to set out a land use policy framework that will lead to a built environment that helps ‘nudge’ the community towards those desired social and economic outcomes.

While developing the 50-Year Community Vision, one of the most prominent concepts we heard during the Community Visioning exercise is that Wetaskiwinites want to see Wetaskiwin thriving rather than simply growing. During the visioning engagement process, it became clear that residents held a range of opinions about what ‘growth’ means. We look forward to hearing more from the community to help create an MDP that better reflects our community and shared vision for the future.

Help us make Wetaskiwin thrive!

Community engagement will occur over 4 phases. We are currently at Phase 1 which will include information sessions about the MDP and workshop sessions on the vision, values, and policy goals.

  • The City of Wetaskiwin is updating our Municipal Development Plan (MDP). An MDP establishes a vision and lays out how a municipality will grow over time. It’s the top-level land-use document that sets the policy goals that all subsequent planning policies will need to meet. All of the City's future planning projects will be measured against the MDP. The MDP is a key document in shaping our city, so it’s very important that it be prepared with your input. 

    The purpose of this survey is to understand which policy areas are most important to you and how you would like to be engaged in the development of the updated MDP. By completing the survey you also have a chance of winning a $100 Visa gift card! 

    Stay involved!

    After the education and introduction stage, this survey is the first stage in the engagement process for the Municipal Development Plan. Your answers will give us the information we need to develop focused questions and topics for future workshops.

    We really hope you stay involved through the process – keep your eye out for an invite to those workshops. You’ll see how your input now is included in the future. 

     

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Page last updated: 16 May 2022, 04:30 PM