Planning & Development

Fulfilling your vision for an exceptional Municipality.

The Planning & Development department coordinates and manages orderly land development in the municipality that both protects the interests of the community and complies with the Municipal Government Act of Alberta.

This department examines issues of compatibility, environment, health, aesthetics, equity and efficiency in land use planning and development. It helps ensure the ongoing conservation of the region’s natural environment and cultural heritage while heavily promoting healthy, sustainable communities.

In response to the ongoing evolution in settlement patterns, agricultural and industrial practices, community development and technology, the MD remains committed to managing growth in a responsible, effective and economical manner. The MD is also committed to promoting strong and effective public participation in all planning processes.

  • Promote the social development of children and their families
  • Enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills in people to function more effectively within their own environment
  • Enhance the quality of life of the retired and semi-retired
  • Promote, encourage, and support volunteer work in the community
  • Inform the public of available services.
  • View the Municipal District's Development Plan

    Area Structure Plans

    Area Structure Plans (ASPs) are documents that have been approved by the MD of Lesser Slave River as bylaws. The MD's Area Structure Plans provide a framework that articulates proposed land uses; population densities; sequence of development; general location of major roadways; public utilities in the area; and any additional requirements that Council may require.

    Municipal Servicing Standards

    The intent of the Municipal Servicing Standards Manual is to provide an information guide to set standards governing design, preparation and submission of plans and specifications for construction of municipal improvements in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124.

    Lesser Slave Lake Region Tri-Council Regional Growth Plan

    The goal of the Tri-Council Regional Growth Plan is to better position the region and its communities by fostering regional collaboration and collaborative strategies, which produce balanced, integrated, sustainable and resilient growth.

    • View the Tri-Council Regional Growth Plan Study Area


      Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

      Oil was struck in the Lesser Slave River region in 1964. This discovery attracted numerous entrepreneurs and opportunists to the area, resulting in a population jump and the transformation of Slave Lake to a town in 1965. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
      Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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