The AAMDC continues to monitor the implementation of the Land-use Framework and provide input to the Government of Alberta where appropriate. The Lower Athabasca Regional Plan was the first to be approved and it is anticipated that the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan will be next. The Government of Alberta is aiming to have all plans complete by 2015.
In 2011, the AAMDC requested member nominations for participation on the next Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) in anticipation of the Government of Alberta’s request for submission. With the municipal election taking place in October 2013, those submissions will have to be reviewed and additional nomination requests will be distributed via member bulletin.
The Land-use Framework is a positive document that will assist municipalities in planning for the future, and the AAMDC’s continued involvement in stakeholder consultations is of paramount importance.