Planning Hierarchy In Alberta

The Summer Village of Sunrise Beach is currently part of a 3-component project along with 7 other municipalities.  One component is to adopt a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) which will be a mandatory requirement for all municipalities under the Modernized Municipal Government Act.  The Municipal Development Plan is a primary document that guides the future development and growth of the whole community.  The MDP sets the vision on how to accommodate this growth responsibly and serves as an important decision-making tool for Council, administration and all stakeholders.  As a statutory plan required by the Alberta Municipal Government Act, the MDP provides direction for Council, administration, developers and builders, property-owners, residents and adjacent municipalities.   

Planning Hierarchy in Alberta

Planning Documents

Statutory Plans
A statutory plan is a legal document that must go through three readings and a public hearing before it is adopted. Once adopted, there is a legal obligation on the part of both the municipality and the residents to adhere to the plan.

​132-2013 166-2020 Municipal Development Plan

​71-1999 Land Use Bylaw (see amendments below)

  Amendment 89-2003

  Amendment 91-2004

  Amendment 114-2008

  Amendment 120-2009


Non-Statutory Plans
Non-statutory plans are plans or documents passed by resolution. They are often developed to help encourage a certain direction for development or growth in a particular area.

Planning Hierarchy in Alberta


Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework

Sandy Beach & Sunrise Beach

Lac Ste. Anne County & Sunrise Beach