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My Okotoks - Water & Growth Public Consultation

The final decision was decided at the Regular Council Meeting on Sep 24.
Summary Information Presented to Council on June 25
The results of the Water & Growth Public Consultation feedback collected over the past 3 months was presented to Council at the June 25th Council meeting. 

The final report that gathered all forms of feedback, including survey results can be read below: 
Limited VS Continued
Limited Growth
Continued Growth
Community Size
+35,000 population based on the carrying capacity of the Sheep River. Population target reached within approx. 10 years.
+60,000 population likely reached within 50 years.
Continue to live within the capacity of the Sheep River. Water license transfers are required which are currently funded by new development.
Will require a water pipeline. Currently pipelines are largely funded by the Province and new development.
Effect on Boundary
Little change to current Town boundary. Growth pressure in close proximity to the Town's boundary is anticipated. Minimal land annexation to accommodate industrial development.
Anticipated population growth would be largely accommodated in the adjusted Town boundary. Land annexation to accommodate approx. 50 years of population growth.
Community values such as small town atmosphere, a high quality of life and environmental responsibility can be achieved in both scenarios through strategic planning and citizen commitment.
Wondering how you can share your thoughts?
Online Survey
Take the Water & Growth Household Survey
Watch the Videos
Watch the video presentation given at recent public consultation sessions. Click here
Watch Okotoks' residents talk about quality of life in Okotoks. Click here
Public Consultation Session
Join a Public Consultation Session
Review the report from Ipsos Reid publishing the results from the past two ideation sessions. Town of Okotoks Stakeholder Engagement on Water & Growth Adobe


Find information from past consultations as well as other background information and resources. Click here
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At the March 12, 2012 meeting, Council directed Administration to present the results of public feedback on growth management by June 25, 2012. The public consultation process has been ongoing over the past 3+ years, with two other extensive public consultation initiatives.
Sustainable Okotoks, Where To From Here?  - SOWTFH click here
Water and Growth Speaker Series - Our Community's Future click here
Water & Growth Public Consultation - My Okotoks click here