Project Timeline and Process

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Background Reports

Please find the Key Findings from the project’s Background Report and What We Heard Report from engagement completed in Phase 1 of the project below:

Background Report Key Findings

What We Heard Report

Project Background and Work Completed

January 2019

December 2018

  •  Completion of background research and findings report

  • Completion of phase 1 engagement and What We Heard reporting

November 2018


October 2018

  •  Project Chartering meeting hosted and draft charter prepared

  • Project engagement and communication strategy developed

  • Background research and study area tour undertaken

  • Collaborative decision-making framework draft prepared

  • Spatial analysis for plan boundary underway with preliminary plan boundary prepared


August 2018

  •  McElhanney Consulting was contracted to develop the IDP


June 2018

  •  Request for Proposal was advertised to find a consultant or a consortium of consultants in the land use planning and engineering fields to submit a tender to develop an IDP


March 2018

  •  The partnering municipalities were successfully awarded an Alberta Community Partnership grant from the Alberta Government for $200,000 to complete the Sylvan Lake IDP


January 2018

  •  Application was made for an Alberta Community Partnership grant for intermunicipal collaboration from the Alberta Government


End of 2017

  •  Lacombe County, Red Deer County, the Town of Sylvan Lake, Summer Village of Birchcliff, Summer Village of Half Moon Bay, Summer Village of Jarvis Bay, Summer Village of Norglenwold, and the Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove are collaborating to create a new Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between all partnering municipalities