Final draft strategy for Colchester to be presented to Council

January 19, 2016

Final draft strategy for Colchester to be presented to Council

The final draft growth management strategy for the Colchester area will be presented to Council at the Priorities Committee meeting on January 26, 2016. Members of the public wishing to comment on the final draft are invited to come and share their thoughts at this time.

A draft recommended community design concept and draft policy directions were presented to the public at an open house last November. Feedback received from the public has informed the final draft strategy.

A Council decision on whether or not to receive the strategy for information has been tentatively set for the Council Meeting on February 2, 2016.

The Colchester presentation at the January 26 Priorities Committee meeting is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The meeting’s regularly scheduled open house begins at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, including the finalized draft strategy and actions taken to date
or contact the project manager, Janna Widmer, at 780-464-8127.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595