The Alberta government recently invited the public, stakeholders and municipalities to offer input on recommendations made by an advisory council for the development of Alberta’s second regional plan, the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). The SSRP will focus on the water supply, economic development and conservation needs of the region. The plan covers an area that comprises approximately 12% of Alberta’s land base and includes 45% of Alberta’s population. As reported in Torys’ October 2012 EH&S Bulletin, Alberta’s first regional plan, the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, was approved and has since come into effect.

Public consultation sessions will be held across the South Saskatchewan region from November 6 to December 6, 2012. For more information or to access the online submission form, please see Public and Stakeholder Consultations.  

Jeff Gracer (Partner at Sive, Paget & Riesel)