Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo


Development Charges Subsidy Program


Department:Planning & DevelopmentSponsors:


THAT the following subsidies and development charges incentives be approved effective immediately to December 31, 2020:

a.     One hundred percent (100%) subsidy for the offsite levy for non-residential development within Downtown, Fort McMurray (as depicted on Map 1, Attachment 1);

b.     Sixty percent (60%) subsidy for the offsite levy for all non-residential development in the other offsite levy benefitting areas (as depicted on Map 2, Attachment 2);

c.      Sixty percent (60%) subsidy to be applied on the charges used to calculate developer charges for all non-residential development in the rural areas (as identified in the rural Area Structure Plans); and

THAT the shortfall in revenue resulting from these subsidies be funded by General Revenues.

Meeting History

Jul 8, 2019 4:00 PM Video Council Special Council Meeting

Brad McMurdo, Director, Planning and Development, and Christopher Booth, Manager, Planning and Development, spoke to the report that proposes to re-establish development incentives to encourage economic growth throughout the Municipality.

MOVER:Jeff Peddle, Councillor
SECONDER:Krista Balsom, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Bruce Inglis, Sheila Lalonde, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud, Claris Voyageur
ABSENT:Keith McGrath, Phil Meagher