Council receives Colchester Growth Management Strategy as information and requests comparison matrix for Bremner and Colchester

February 3, 2016

Council receives Colchester Growth Management Strategy as information and requests comparison matrix for Bremner and Colchester

Council has directed Strathcona County Administration to develop a comparison matrix for the Colchester and Bremner Growth Management Strategies. 

After voting to receive the Colchester Growth Management Strategy as information at the February 2, 2016 Council meeting, Council made a motion for Administration to develop a draft matrix for the purpose of comparing Colchester and Bremner.

The matrix will compare the two possible growth areas based on the information outlined in each of the growth management strategies. The draft matrix will go to Priorities Committee on February 16, 2016 and a completed matrix will be brought forward at the March 8, 2016 Priorities Committee for review. The Priorities Committee will then have the opportunity to forward the matrix to Council for approval. At that time, Council will have an opportunity to consider the matrix to inform their decision on how, when and where to grow.

More information on Growth Management Strategies or call 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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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595