Municipal Development Plan


Falher Municipal Development Plan


The Town of Falher is developing a Municipal Development Plan (MDP)!

What is a Municipal Development Plan?

The MDP is a long-range strategic document intended to guide the growth and development of a municipality into the future.

It identifies the vision, principles, goals and objectives that a municipality has set for itself on a long-range timeline.  Typical MDPs reach approximately 20 years into the future, and may have goals and objectives that are achievable over a 1 to 5 year period, 6 to 10 years, and all or more years.

Best practice is to review MDPs every five years to ensure they remain relevant and up-to-date with the needs and wants of the community.  The Town of Falher has not updated the community's long-range plan since the 1985 General Municipal Plan.

What is in an MDP?

MDPs generally encompass a range of topic areas that may be considered the building blocks of municipality.

It must address several areas including:

  • Future land use and development;
  • Transportation systems;
  • Intermunicipal planning;
  • Municipal services and facilities; and

The MDP may also address:

  • Environmental issues;
  • Economic constraints; and
  • Financial resources

YOU are the key to understanding how Falher will change and grow in the future.

Community Consultation

Step 1: The Municipal Survey is now complete.

Step 2: Community Survey Report

From June 21 to September 7, residents had the opportunity to give their opinions about the present and future of Falher. The Community Survey Report is a summary and analysis of the responses that were received. Thank you to all who participated in the survey, your feedback has been very valuable!


The Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency, with guidance from MDP Steering Committee, has completed a draft of the Municipal Development Plan for the community's and Council's consideration.

Follow the links below to review the draft Municipal Development Plan (MDP) A paper copy is available at the Town office.

MDP Part A
MDP Part B
MDP Part C
MDP Part D
MDP Part E
MDP Part F

Where do we go from here?

The MDP is available for public feedback until August 15. Any final feedback will be reviewed and may be incorporated into the plan. Once the draft is finalized, it will be presented to Council for first reading of the MDP bylaw. The bylaw will then be advertised for two weeks and a public hearing will be held, which is another opportunity for the public to feedback on the draft document. The bylaw may then proceed to second and third readings. With third reading, the MDP becomes an official town bylaw that governs future development.

Do you have questions about the plan or the process?

Please contact Adele Parker at the Falher Town office (780-837-2247) or Alisha Mody at the Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency office (780-338-3862).

Do you have any feedback on the draft plan?

Please submit feedback to Adele Parker at the Falher Town office, or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 15, 2016.

Contact Us

Town of Falher
#011 Central Avenue SW
Box 155
Falher, Alberta T0H 1M0

Phone:  (780) 837-2247
Fax:  (780) 837-2647

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.