Intermunicipal Development Plan

The Province of Alberta completed a review of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), and made a number of amendments effective April 1, 2018. Included in these amendments is a requirement that all municipalities must adopt an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) with each adjacent municipality. In order to comply with the legislation, the Municipal District of Bighorn is required to complete the Intermunicipal Development Plans listed below. More information on each specific plan is available at the following links:

Intermunicipal Development Plans are approved by Council in both municipalities. Planners refer to these documents to make recommendations to Council for managing or changing land use, and to address growth issues in a way that respects the interests of the municipality and counties they share a border with.

These plans may include:

  • how the two municipalities will work together
  • development of joint lands
  • how to co-ordinate parks, open space, recreation, transportation, water, services, and utilities across boundaries