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Albertans share their views on land-use in Alberta

The following information has been posted to the Government of Alberta website.


Information Bulletin

October 9, 2007

Albertans share their views on land-use in Alberta

Summary report of Land-use Framework public input now available

Edmonton... More than 3,000 Albertans shared their views on a variety of land-use management issues and challenges as part of the public input phase of the Land-use Framework consultation.

A number of themes emerge in a 50-page summary report now available at www.landuse.gov.ab.ca. These include the following:

  • the need for more balance between development and environmental sustainability;
  • land-use decision-making that considers greater protection of ecosystems, biodiversity, wildlife habitats, watersheds and cumulative effects;
  • the desire for coordinated planning for land, air and water in Alberta;
  • the desire for greater provincial leadership in the area of land-use planning; and
  • support for regional planning.

A workbook survey was used to gather Albertans' input at 17 public sessions in May. Albertans were also able to complete and submit the survey online between May 1 and June 15.

Public input will be considered along with feedback from stakeholders and Aboriginal peoples as the government drafts the Land-use Framework. The goal is to have a draft framework early in the New Year.

Completion of the Land-use Framework is a key action identified under Premier Stelmach's plan to manage growth pressures. Other government priorities are to govern with integrity and transparency, improve Albertans' quality of life, build a stronger Alberta and provide safe and secure communities.

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Media enquiries may be directed to:

Eilish Lemieux
Communications
Sustainable Resource Development
780-427-8636
To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

Posted October 11, 2007 by Anonymous

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