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Aug 26, 2022
The Land Use Secretariat, on behalf of the government, has launched the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan 10-Year Review.
As part of this review process, feedback from Albertans, Indigenous communities and key stakeholders will help the Government of Alberta assess the ongoing relevancy and effectiveness of the existing plan in supporting the long-term vision for economic, social and environmental needs in the region. Public engagement will take place in the fall, beginning with the launch of a survey in mid-September. Further details about the 10-year review engagement process and timelines will be available on the Land-use Framework website.
Established in 2012, the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan sets the stage for growth, vibrant communities and a healthy environment within the region over the next 50 years.
The 10-year review is required under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act and will consider the ongoing relevance and effectiveness of the plan. The Lower Athabasca Regional Plan remains in effect. It continues to be implemented and provide strategic direction for the region.
The government will consider lessons learned in implementing the existing regional plans, their five-year evaluations and feedback provided over the past 10 years as part of the review. The government has requested the Land Use Secretariat also consider the recommendations of the Review panel report 2015: Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, which resulted from a panel review process requested by Indigenous communities.
The Land Use Secretariat leads the process for developing and reviewing regional plans for government. A 10-year review does not amend, repeal or replace the regional plan. The 10-year review will result in a report from the Land Use Secretariat to the Stewardship Minister on the ongoing relevancy and effectiveness of the regional plan.
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