RMWB seeks feedback on proposed Land Use Bylaw

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is working on a new Land Use Bylaw for the region.

The RMWB is seeking public feedback on the draft bylaw before presenting it to the Municipal Council this fall.

The Land Use Bylaw determines rules such as zoning, building types and construction, parking, urban design, and more. The current bylaw is nearly 25 years old. While it has been regularly amended, the RMWB hopes to update the bylaw to modernize it and align it with the Municipal Development Plan.

Municipal staff will conduct in-person engagement sessions to gain feedback from the public throughout June. Scheduled sessions include:

  • Vista Ridge (Saprae Creek) – Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
  • MacDonald Island Park – Friday, June 7, 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Peter Pond Mall – Friday, June 14, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Jubilee Centre Lobby – Thursday, June 20, 3 – 6 p.m.

Engagement on the draft Land Use Bylaw started in 2016 but was delayed by events such as the Horse River Fire, the 2020 flood, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The revisions in the draft include feedback from residents, developers, entrepreneurs, businesses, community organizations, and Indigenous partners.

The RMWB has published a summary of the changes at rmwb.ca/lub.

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