Thursday, October 10, 2013

Province Releases DRAFT South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP)

Alberta’s Land-use Framework (LUF), released in December 2008, sets out a new approach to managing our province’s land and natural resources to achieve Alberta’s long-term economic, environmental and social goals.

Regional planning is part of the Government of Alberta’s Integrated Resource Management System (IRMS). The IRMS supports responsible development of the province’s resources and realization of its desired outcomes. The system is founded on setting and managing to clear policies and cumulative outcomes (through regional plans), providing assurance and a monitoring and measurement system to measure the achievement of outcomes. The system is dynamic and adaptive as necessary to reflect new information
and also collaborative – achieving desired outcomes requires working with stakeholders and partners.

With that long-term horizon in mind, the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) identifies strategic directions for the region over the next 10 years. The SSRP: 
  • Establishes a long-term vision for the region;
  • Aligns provincial policies at the regional level to balance Alberta’s economic, environmental and social goals;
  • Reflects ongoing commitment to engage Albertans, including aboriginal peoples, in land-use planning;
  • Uses a cumulative effects management approach to balance economic development opportunities and social and environmental considerations;
  • Sets desired economic, environmental and social outcomes and objectives for the region;
  • Describes the strategies, actions, approaches and tools required to achieve the desired outcomes and objectives;
  • Establishes monitoring, evaluation and reporting commitments to assess progress; and
  • Provides guidance to provincial and local decision-makers regarding land-use management for the region.
VIEW Full DRAFT South Saskatchewan Regional Plan 2014-2024 (HERE)

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