The Alberta Land Stewardship Act requires the Land Use Secretariat to, at least once every 10 years, review each regional plan and report to the Stewardship Minister on its ongoing relevancy and effectiveness. The 10-year review of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan commenced on August 26, 2022. See the announcement here.
The Lower Athabasca Regional Plan remains in effect, continues to be implemented and provides strategic direction for the region.
The government will consider lessons learned in implementing the existing regional plans, their 5-Year Evaluations and feedback provided over the past 10 years as part of its review. The government has requested the Land Use Secretariat also consider the recommendations of the Review panel report 2015: Lower Athabasca Regional Plan
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, commencing with the launch of a survey hosted on the Government of Alberta Public Engagement site. The online survey for the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan 10-year review is now open. Complete the survey to share your perspectives on the ongoing effectiveness and relevance of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan.
Staff from the Land Use Secretariat and government ministries will meet with Indigenous communities and organizations, municipalities and targeted stakeholders to get feedback on the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan review and priorities emerging in the region.
Learn more about the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan and the 10-year review:
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.
To contact the Land Use Secretariat about the LARP 10-year review, email LARP10-YearReview@gov.ab.ca