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- Municipal Government Act (MGA)
- Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)
- Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
- Area Structure Plan (ASP)
- Land Use Bylaw (LUB)
- Relevant Bylaws & Master Plans
Municipal Government Act (MGA)
Within Alberta, the Province of Alberta regulates planning and development through the Municipal Government Act (MGA). In effect, the MGA provides legislative authority to municipalities to make land use planning and development decisions. Municipalities must follow statutory plans at both the provincial and municipal level of government. All planning and land use decisions must be made in consideration with the hierarchy of statutory plans.
Municipal Government Act - Part 17: Planning and Development
Hierarchy of Statutory Plans in Alberta
|Municipal Government Act (MGA)||Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA)|
|Provincial Land Use Policies||North Saskatchewan Regional Plan|
|Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)|
|Municipal Development Plan (MDP)|
|Area Structure Plan (ASP)|
|Land Use Bylaw (LUB)|
|Subdivision and Development Policies|
Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)
An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a statutory land use plan prepared by two or more municipalities that share a common boundary. In 1998, the City of Wetaskiwin and the County of Wetaskiwin created a IDP to establish patterns of land use that benefit both municipalities.
Current County of Wetaskiwin and City of Wetaskiwin IDP
Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high-level statutory land use plan that establishes the community’s vision and indicates how future growth will occur in the municipality. The City of Wetaskiwin’s MDP serves as a guiding policy document for planning, development, and infrastructure proposals within Wetaskiwin.
Current City of Wetaskiwin Municipal Development Plan
Area Structure Plan (ASP)
An area structure plan is a land use planning document approved through City bylaw that provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development for larger parcels of undeveloped land. There are twelve approved area structure plans in place within city limits that are shown on the map with the boundaries around the area.
Approved Area Structure Plans:
- Airport ASP
- West Industrial ASP
- Adopted in 1998 (Bylaw No. 1401-98)
- Aspen Ridge ASP
- Denham Landing ASP
- Adopted in 2004 (Bylaw No. 1603-04)
- Parkside South ASP
- Adopted in 2006 (Bylaw No. 1658-06)
- Creeks Crossing ASP
- Adopted in 2006 (Bylaw No. 1660-06)
- Amended in 2007 (Bylaw No. 1716-07)
- East Wetaskiwin Residential ASP
- Adopted in 2007
- Wetaskiwin Commons ASP
- Adopted in 2007
- Walker Farm ASP
- Adopted in 2011 (Bylaw No. 1778-11)
- North East ASP
- Adopted in 2013 (Bylaw No. 1815-13)
- South East Industrial Park ASP
- Adopted in 2014 (Bylaw No. 1835-14)
- Simpson Park ASP
- Adopted in 2015
Land Use Bylaw (LUB)
The Land Use Bylaw No. 1804-13, adopted on March 25, 2013, establishes rules and regulations that apply to how properties can be used or developed in the City of Wetaskiwin. The LUB divides the community into land use districts and determines the permitted and discretionary uses within that district.
The Land Use Bylaw No. 1804-13 is divided into 11 sections:
Entire Land Use Bylaw (PDF)
Part 1. Title and Contents
Part 1. Title and Contents covers the outline of the Land Use Bylaw and establishes repeal, enactment and transition procedures, and what is required before a development can be approved.
Part 2. Definitions
Part 2. Definitions lists the meaning of the terms utilized in the Land Use Bylaw.
Part 3. Administration
Part 3. Administration establishes the duties of the subdivision and development authority, development variances, developments that do not require a development permit, development agreements, bylaw amendments, and compliance certificates.
Part 4. Application
Part 4. Application determines the what is required to be submitted for development permit applications, discretionary use applications, and sign permit applications. In addition, this section covers conditions attached to a development permit, deemed refusals, the validity and expiry of a development permit.
Part 5. Appeals
Part 5. Appeals establishes how and when an applicant can commence with a development and subdivision appeal.
Part 6. Establishment of Districts
Part 6. Establishment of Districts outlines the Zoning Districts within the City of Wetaskiwin. Included within each Zoning District are the permitted and discretionary uses, setbacks, building heights, and minimum floor area.
Part 6. Establishment of Districts explains what can be built on your property.
Use WebMap to search your Zoning District.
Part 7. General Regulations
Part 7. General Regulations contains regulations that apply to all zoning districts within the City of Wetaskiwin.
Part 8. Specific Use Regulations
Part 8. Specific Use Regulations are administered to specific Use types (Home Office, Apartment Building, Intermodal Container Storage, etc.) and provide additional regulations on how these Use types can operate.
Part 9. Land Subdivision Considerations
Part 9. Land Subdivision Considerations provides regulations, reference of documents and other regulations to persons considering applying for subdivision of land and the development of such land into serviced lots of the items they must consider before application. This does not cover all items however does provide a basic understanding of the planning considerations.
Part 10. Contraventions, Violations and Penalties
Part 10. Contraventions, Violations and Penalties establishes the Development Authorities ability to instruct enforcement against contraventions and violations of the Land Use Bylaw.
Part 11. Classification of Land into Land Use Districts
Part 11. Classifications of Land into Land Use Districts is a map outlining all the land use districts in Wetaskiwin.
Related Bylaws and Master Plans
Please visit the Bylaw webpage for an extensive list of City of Wetaskiwin Bylaws.
- Business License Bylaw 1507-01 with Amendments 1662-06 &1933-19
- Election Signage Bylaw 1879-17
- Safety Codes Permit Bylaw & Amendments Bylaw 1831-14
- Subdivision & Development Appeal Board Bylaw 1900-18 & Amendments
- 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan (PDF)
- Recreation Master Plan (PDF)
- Transportation Master Plan (PDF)
- Traffic Safety and Speed Limit Review (PDF)