Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board Agricultural Master Plan
On October 26, 2017 the Government of Alberta approved the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) Regulation and adopted the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan: Re-imagine. As a member municipality of the EMRB, Sturgeon County is required to align with the vision and goals of the region's 30-year Growth Plan. Other member municipalities include Morinville, St. Albert, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Devon, Leduc, Beaumont, Strathcona County, Parkland County and Leduc County.
On February 8, 2018 the Terms of Reference for the Regional Agricultural Master Plan was presented and approved at the EMRB meeting. The Regional Agricultural Master Plan is listed in Policy 6.1.1 of the Agriculture section of the Growth Plan and also as an implementation item in Appendix A. The Regional Agricultural Master Plan Task Force is comprised of elected municipal representation, the Province of Alberta and a Technical Committee as described in the Terms of Reference. All Task Force meetings are open to the public.
To learn more about the EMRB or to download a full copy of the Growth Plan, please visit their website at http://emrb.ca/. Items related to the EMRB Regional Agricultural Master Planning process (along with agendas and meeting dates) are found directly at http://emrb.ca/ramp/.
Sturgeon County Engagement to date:
Over the course of the last 3 months, Surgeon County has been connecting with the Agricultural Community to learn of opportunities, issues and concerns that the Sturgeon County Agricultural Community is facing. Input received from the Agricultural Community will be presented to County Council and for preliminary input into the Regional Agricultural Master Planning process that is being led by the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board.
Although the County is responding to a regional process, the continued engagement with the Agricultural Community will allow Administration and Council to have a better understanding of the issues that the Agricultural Community is facing. Engagement with the County’s Agricultural Community will be an ongoing process.
Please provide feedback with our online survey which can be found here:
Next Steps for the Sturgeon County Agricultural Engagement Strategy
A draft recommendations report to County Council will present trends, themes and issues collected during the initial engagement with the County’s Agricultural Community. The draft report will be available HERE for public viewing.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to provide input into the process, please feel free to contact:
Natasha De Sandi, Community Planner
Additional information from initial Engagement:
Open Forum Presentation
Federal Census Data