The Summer Village has a few projects which require public participation.  Information will be available here as we receive it.  Please feel free to send any feedback to [email protected]

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

Notice of Joint Public Hearing

Athabasca County and the Summer Villages of South Baptiste, Sunset Beach, West Baptiste and Whispering Hills have engaged Municipal Planning Services (MPS) to assist with the preparation of an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP).

Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Summer Villages, the County, and MPS have been working to prepare a draft IDP, which is a high-level statutory land use plan for areas of mutual interest of two or more municipalities.


Thanks to all who attended the Online Open House in February and provided feedback on the draft Baptiste Lake IDP. The feedback received from residents and stakeholders was compiled and summarized into a What We Heard Report (WWHR), which also included proposed recommended changes based on the feedback received. Over the past few months, the IDP Committee (which consists of members of the Councils from the participating municipalities) and municipal administrations have reviewed the WWHR and provided direction for revisions to the draft IDP based on the findings and recommendations in the WWHR.

The What We Heard Report and revised draft IDP are now available for review.

What We Heard Report

Revised IDP



The draft IDP will be going to the Councils for first reading and there will be a public hearing scheduled thereafter. Stay tuned for more information about the date of the public hearing and how to attend. If you would like to be added to the project email update list, please email Allison Rosland at [email protected] to have your email added to the distribution list.



Online Open House Presentation on YouTube

February 2021 IDP Newsletter


If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Municipal Planning Services:

Allison Rosland, Planner
Municipal Planning Services
[email protected]


Land Use Bylaw (LUB) and Municipal Development Plan (MDP)

ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. has been contracted by your community to complete updates to your Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB).

Two of the most important planning documents in a municipality are its MDP and LUB. The MDP guides growth and development in a municipality – providing a framework for more detailed and specific plans, policies and programs. The LUB regulates land use and development within a municipality – organizing it into Land Use Districts and outlining the permitted and discretionary uses within each District.

Taken together, the MDP sets the framework for how Sunset Beach will grow and the LUB directs day-to-day development decisions.

Land Use Bylaw (LUB)

New Draft Copy - April 26, 2021

Please take a moment to fill out the survey after reviewing the new draft copy.  Surveys should be complete prior to June 11, 2021.

Wastewater Bylaw

A rough draft is available here

The wastewater bylaw will be part of the public hearing for the Land Use Bylaw being held on April 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM.