Municipal Development Plan
Welcome to the Municipal Development Plan Update Page
A municipal development plan (MDP) is a ‘road map’ that helps determine the desired long-term direction for a community. The Town’s current MDP was created in 1998 and consolidated in 2007. It is now due for an update and we’re looking to the community to help us ‘imagine’ the future of Innisfail.
This page will be updated as the project progresses. Please check back from time to time to see:
- updates on the project and where we are at in the process;
- materials to review and comment on; and
- notices about opportunities for your participation.
What is a Municipal Development Plan?
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) provides direction to municipalities for future growth and development by ensuring it is sustainable, orderly, appropriate, complementary, and efficient, and that it enhances the quality of life of its residents. It is a key policy plan that communicates the long-term desired land use for our community.
The MDP is primarily a policy document that can be utilized as a framework within which both public and private sector decision making can occur. As a policy document it is, for the most part, general in nature and long range in its outlook.
Why does Innisfail need a new MDP?
Innisfail has changed in the 24 years since the current MDP document was adopted, and it will continue to change. A new MDP is to be created that must be dynamic and responsive to the whirlwinds of change facing this community. Creating a new MDP is about instituting a new long-range vision for our community to plan for the community’s growth and changes.
How can I get involved?
The Town of Innisfail has begun a journey of exploration to determine our future and we need you to help shape it.
Upcoming Public Engagement Events:
- Tuesday, September 12 – Innisfail Fall Registration & Information Night
- Red Surface at the Innisfail Twin Arenas
- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 19 – Market on Main
- Innisfail Legion Parking Lot
- 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Saturday, September 23 – Innisfail Historical Village’s Doors Open Event
- Town Office
- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Engagement booklets will be created for each phase of the public engagement process as a way for you to learn more about what is being discussed and provide your feedback. You will be able to pick up a booklet at any of the above-mentioned events, at the Town Office (4943 53 St.), or you can download a copy here.
Complete the short five-minute survey for your chance to win a $300 CO-OP gift card.
To complete the survey online, click here.
To download a print version of the survey, click here. Completed surveys can be dropped off at the Town Office (4943 49 St.).
MDP Background & Committee Reports
Current Municipal Development Plan
To view the 2007 Municipal Development Plan, click here.
MDP Background Report
To view the Background Report, click here.