MDP Update

The development needs of a community change over time and moving down a path determined from community input is key to successful growth.

A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a key policy plan that communicates the long term desired land use for Lac La Biche County. It is a high-level blueprint that shows how the community is expected to change over time and the shape it will take in the future.

The County’s Planning & Development Department is completing a detailed review and rewrite of the Municipal Development Plan to reflect the needs of the community. You can help us determine the direction we go by participating in an upcoming Open House (Details Below).


About the Current MDP

The existing Municipal Development Plan was approved in 2013 during a time of fast-paced economic growth largely driven by the oil and gas industry. Economic conditions have changed and an update is required.

To help understand the document we are updating please review the 2013 Municipal Development Plan by clicking on the link below.

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Community Participation

The MDP aims to build consensus around how the community chooses to change. The participatory process planned will provide the opportunity to discuss various points of view, and gain appreciation for different opinions. 

Most importantly it will help build the consensus the community needs on the major topics covered by the Municipal Development Plan. 


MDP Update - Open House

All interested community members are invited to attend an Open House organized to gather public input. 

When:   Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 4-8 pm

Where:  McArthur Community Hall, 10307 - 100 Street, Lac La Biche, AB


Next Steps

Once input and recommendations are gathered from stakeholders in our region, including the Open House, a draft version of the updated Municipal Development Plan will be brought to County Council for review.