Municipal Government Act
Municipal Government Act (MGA)
The MGA provides a framework for the responsible use of land to achieve orderly, economical and beneficial development, and to maintain and improve the quality of the physical environment within the County. It also establishes the powers of Council and administration.
Through the MGA, Council may establish development policies and create statutory plans for all or part of the County. The MGA allows for four types of statutory plans, including Intermunicipal Development Plans, Municipal Development Plans, Area Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans that identify where homes, businesses, schools, parks, roads and utilities will be built. A statutory plan will require three readings and a public hearing before it can be adopted as a legally binding planning document. Council, administration and the Peace Regional Subdivision and Development Board must have regard for any statutory plan when making decisions on plan approvals and amendments, LUB amendments, subdivisions and development permits.