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Public Engagements

​The Land Use Secretariat will be engaging with Albertans as part of the 10-Year review of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan. Visit LARP 10 Year Review​​ to learn more.

Public Consultations 


Consultation Status for All Regional Plans


The Government of Alberta is committed to building regional plans with the participation of Albertans. As we prepare to consult in other planning regions, dates and locations will be posted on this page, as well as on the Government of Alberta Public Consultations website or through local media.


Consultation status:

  • Opportunities to provide feedback on amendments to the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan to incorporate regulatory details for the Cold Lake and the Bistcho Lake sub-regional plans are now open. >>>learn more
  • Amended South Saskatchewan Regional Plan is complete.>>>learn more
  • Lower Athabasca Regional Plan 2012-2022 is complete.>>>learn more
  • Remaining regional plans have not started.



Requirement to Consult


Under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, consultation with Albertans is a legal requirement during drafting of regional plans. For the Lower Athabasca, South Saskatchewan and North Saskatchewan regional plans, a cross-section of Albertans were asked to participate in a Regional Advisory Council and provide their advice to government on what the regional plans should contain. In addition, All Albertans were asked:


  • for their input on issues in the region
  • for their feedback on advice from the Regional Advisory Council
  • for their feedback on draft regional plans.


Once consultation is completed, government produces the final plans and presents the regional plans to the Legislature before Cabinet can approve them. 



Contributing to Regional Planning


During the regional planning process, your input is needed. There are several ways to contribute to regional planning:



As an Albertan

  • Attend public consultation open information sessions held in your region to speak with people knowledgeable about regional planning.
  • Express your views by completing online or hardcopy workbooks.


As a Stakeholder


  • Contribute through the above methods plus...
  • Attend stakeholder consultation workshops held throughout the region along with people from industrial organizations and companies, conservation and environmental organizations, government agencies, and other organizations.


As an Aboriginal


  • Contribute through any or all of the above methods plus...
  • Attend meetings in various locations throughout the region and throughout the planning process with First Nations and Métis individuals.


As a Regional Advisory Council Member


  • Contribute through any or all of the above methods plus...
  • As an appointed member of the Regional Advisory Council, meet with representatives who have a wide range of experience and expertise in the region to advise government on the development of the regional plan. 



Summaries from public consultations, stakeholder consultations and completed workbooks are located in Publications or in region-specific consultation pages. Refer to Aboriginal Peoples for more information regarding the contributions of First Nation and Métis groups. Regional Advisory Council agendas, meeting notes and advice to government are also available in region-specific Council pages.