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Town Plan Update

Town Plan

The High River Town Plan is a key strategic document that guides decisions about future growth and development

The Town Plan is a requirement under the Province’s Municipal Government Act (MGA).

It is a key strategic document that plays a coordinating role for any new initiatives related to growth and development. The plan ensures that proposals are complementary and do not conflict with any existing plans.

The current Town Plan was prepared with advice and guidance from interested residents, consultants and stakeholders.

My Community, My Town Plan

2021 Town Plan update

High River is a growing and changing community. We want your ideas on how and where to grow! The Town is embarking on an update to our Town Plan, the key document that guides long-term growth and development of High River. It is important that an updated Town Plan embraces our community’s charm while ensuring we remain progressive.

We know people living and working in High River are passionate and eager to help shape future community growth. We are looking for community-minded “Visioneers” to join a volunteer Steering Committee and help ensure the updated plan reflects a community vision for our shared future.

How do I get involved?

Are you a Community Visioneer? We need your help! By joining the Town Plan Steering Committee you can work alongside Town planners and a consultant team, to discuss what matters most to our future growth. The Steering Committee’s work will begin as we kick off the project in June 2021 and will last for the duration of the project. Being a member of the committee is an important volunteer position. If you are interested, please tell us a bit about yourself by completing this volunteer committee application form.

Committee volunteer applications must be received by the Town no later than May 31, 2021. Interviews will be held the week of June 7 and successful volunteers will be appointed by Council at the June 28 council meeting.

What are the key elements of the Town Plan review?

Under the Provincial Municipal Government Act (MGA), the Town Plan (also known as a ‘Municipal Development Plan’) is a requirement for all municipalities. The current Town Plan was developed in 2009 and amended to include a Growth Management Strategy in 2013.

The Key Focus Areas of the Town Plan Update will be identifying:

  • What makes High River special and what are our community values?
  • What has changed in our community since 2009 and how will we continue to grow?
  • What kinds of housing do we need?
  • Where should future development occur?
  • What are our transportation needs?
  • How can we support and encourage business and industry?
  • How can we protect and celebrate our natural environment and green spaces?
  • What policies and strategies can we establish to make sure future growth and development adheres to our community vision?

Questions? We're here to help!

About the volunteer opportunity or project details: Contact Project Manager, Khalid Mohammed, Manager of Planning & Development Services at 403-603-3408 or

About the application form or volunteer recruitment process: Contact Legislative Services at 403-652-2110 or