Annexation update – July 2023:
The Land and Property Right Tribunal held a public hearing on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, for The City of Red Deer’s proposed annexation. The public hearing process allows the Tribunal to receive information and evidence from interested parties about this matter. After considering the submissions from all parties, the Tribunal will make an annexation recommendation to the Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Leading into the public hearing, The City presented its annexation application to the Tribunal. Click here to view the City of Red Deer Annexation Application Presentation (pdf).
The City is now waiting for the Land and Property Right Tribunal’s recommendation to the Minister of Municipal Affairs. If you have any questions about the Tribunal’s hearing and process, please contact:
Case Manager, Land and Property Rights Tribunal
If you have any general questions about The City’s annexation, please contact:
Major Projects Planner, The City of Red Deer
On June 22, 2021, Council gave direction to administration to prepare a Notice of Intent to Annex for the land north of the Queen’s Industrial Business Park and west of Highway QEII. This small-scale annexation, encompassing approximately 216 hectares, addresses The City’s deficiency in highway fronting commercial land. On February 14, 2022, Red Deer City Council passed a resolution endorsing a Notice of Intent to Annex, therefore supporting for the proposed annexation and directing administration to begin the formal annexation process.
Annexation is used by municipalities to realign jurisdictional boundaries to ensure a sufficient land supply for long-term development. The Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between The City and Red Deer County recommends The City have within its boundary a 30-to-50-year supply of developable land for growth purposes. Recent data indicates The City has 20 years of developable land available.
What is the area being annexed?
The land that is being annexed is an area of approximately 216 hectares in size, north of the Queen’s Industrial Business Park and west of Highway QEII (see map below). The land is currently within Red Deer County.