MDP Public engagement


Public engagement process

Over the past months there have been many opportunities for County residents and stakeholder groups to have their say in the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) update. Each of the four phases of the project outlined below included an opportunity to learn more, attend an event, and provide feedback. 

Thank you to everyone who has provided their input to date to help shape the County's plan that will guide growth and development for the next 20 years.

Read our detailed engagement summaries below to learn more about the public engagement that has taken place during each phase and how it has informed the draft MDP. Review a list of past public engagement events, stakeholder meetings, coffee chats and a youth photo contest. Learn more about public engagement at the County. 

Phase 4 - an opportunity to review the draft updated MDP and provide your comments and final input on the plan is now completed and took place from Jan. 6 - Feb. 13, 2017.

Phase 3 -
Options & Trade-offs explored options and included discussion and making choices on policies. This included a series of topic-based meetings.

Phase 2 - Setting Directions explored some early ideas for the updated MDP. Roll up your sleeves and help us craft these ideas. 

Phase 1 - Foundations focused on identifying all the issues that are important for the future of Strathcona County. 

Phase 1 - 4 and Colchester land use options
public engagement summaries

Phase 1 public engagement summary (3.1 MB)

Phase 2 public engagement summary (2.8 MB)

Phase 3 public engagement summary (4.5 MB)

Phase 4 public engagement summary (6.2 MB)

Colchester land use options engagement summary (6.6 MB)

Past public engagement

Open house for Colchester residents
January 19, 2017

Colchester Hall
23219 Township Road 520
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • As part of the MDP update, residents of the Colchester area will have the opportunity to provide their input on three proposed land use options for the Colchester area. Agriculture Small Holdings, Agriculture Large Holdings or the Beaver Hills are the three policy areas presented for consideration as future land use options.

Heartland Hall Open House
January 30
Heartland Hall Contact Office
55305 Range Road 214
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sherwood Park Open House
January 25, 2017

Community Centre, County Hall
Community Centre Room 2 (CC2)
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Take part in our stakeholder Coffee chats starting in May. Contact us at if your group would like to be briefed on the project.
  • Learn about what an MDP is and how it shapes the county. Participate in discussions and provide feedback.
  • This drop-in event will feature seven interactive table activities. Get your passport stamped for each activity you participate in and win prizes!
  • A youth photo contest was held from July 1 - August 31, 2015 as part of the MDP public engagement in Phase 3. 

May 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Gibson Room, Millennium Place 
2000 Premier Way 
Sherwood Park

Join us in Phase 2 as we build off the community input to date and explore some early ideas for updating the Municipal Development Plan (MDP). Please attend one of three interactive workshops to learn about and discuss key topics for the Plan update.

Join us at one of the following workshops:

June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m., the workshop will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Ardrossan Recreation Centre
80-1 Avenue, Ardrossan

June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Doors open at 5 p.m., the workshop will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
South Cooking Lake Community Hall
100, 22106 South Cooking Lake Road

June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m
Doors open at 5 p.m., the workshop will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. 
Community Centre Agora
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Join us in Phase 3 to discuss initial policy directions. There are many options on key topics to discuss that need your input.

Drop in anytime between 6-8 p.m to share your ideas.

October 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Gibson Room, Millennium Place
2000 Premier Way
Sherwood Park 

September 28 - October 23, 2015 
Policy Directions & Options Questionnaire
An online questionnaire was open from September 28 - October 23, 2015, to gather input to inform the development of the new MDP.


More Information

Janna Widmer
Coordinator, Long Range Planning
Phone: 780-464-8127

Last updated: Friday, March 26, 2021
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