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New plan for land gives Fort McMurray room to grow (March 21, 2012)
The Alberta government has outlined a comprehensive strategy for releasing more Crown land that will help stabilize Fort McMurray land prices through the timely development of more residential, industrial and commercial lands.
Experts begin work on designing improved provincial environmental monitoring system (March 13, 2012)
Experts begin work on designing improved provincial environmental monitoring system, group will focus on governance and funding issues
Edmonton... The Government of Alberta has named a group of experts to provide detailed advice on establishing a province-wide comprehensive environmental monitoring system. “Our goal is to build a world-class, science-based monitoring system,” said Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Water. “This team of scientific, regulatory and academic experts will review governance and funding options and provide recommendations to the government so that we continue making progress.”
Province and Keyano College act to support development in Fort McMurray (February 23, 2012)
First step to releasing more land to give Fort McMurray room to grow
The Alberta government is working to address growth pressures in the Fort McMurray region through the transfer of more than 600 acres of land in the Saline Creek area from Keyano College to a land trust for the college. The land will be used for much-needed new residential and commercial development.
New advisory body to coordinate transportation planning in oil sands region (January 4, 2012)
A new advisory committee, the Athabasca Oil Sands Area Transportation Coordinating Committee, will review and will make recommendations to the Alberta government on the current and future transportation needs of the Athabasca oil sands region. The committee of municipal, industry and provincial representatives will take into account the region’s unique economic and infrastructure needs and the importance of the oil sands to the province’s economy.
Province outlines long-term development plan for Alberta's oil sands (February 12, 2009)
The Government of Alberta has released a comprehensive 20-year strategic plan for Alberta’s oil sands that aims to reduce the environmental footprint, optimize economic growth, and increase the quality of life in Alberta’s oil sands regions.
Advisory Board appointed to develop Fort McMurray Land for Housing (January 22, 2009)
A seven-member Community Development Advisory Board has been appointed to advise government on the planning, consultation and development of a new thousand-acre residential development project in Fort McMurray that is expected to accommodate 20,000 residents..
Government of Alberta fulfills Radke Report infrastructure recommendations for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (January 31, 2008)
The Alberta government is allocating more than $420 million to projects in Fort McMurray to alleviate the pressures of rapid growth and enhance the quality of life of local residents.
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