Town of Canmore

Bylaws Pending Approval

Bylaw 2018-16 Municipal Development Plan Amendment - Third Party Review of Environmental Impact Statements

To ensure the Town’s interests are protected and to provide transparency, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Third Party Review Requirement in the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) requires an independent review when a developer brings forward an EIS. However, when the Town initiates its own projects and hires an independent EIS consultant, the MDP currently requires an additional consultant be hired to review the first consultant’s work. That work is redundant given that the first consultant has already been hired to represent the interests of the Town. There is considerable cost involved in a Third Party Review and this duplication of work is not a judicious use of tax dollars. Proposed amendments to the MDP would remove that requirement only on Town projects.

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Canmore Civic Centre.  

The Public Hearing Process

To find out how to make a submission and learn about what happens at a public hearing visit our Public Hearings page.