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The primary goal of the City of Medicine Hat planners is to build an increasingly sustainable community over time, with an enhanced quality of life, consistent with the vision and core strategies of the City’s Municipal Development Plan

Through community engagement and consultation, we seek to understand the values of the community, and reflect those values through the implementation of development policies, programs, bylaws and standards.
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Our mandate includes district planning, future growth, land use policy, development review, planning for new neighbourhoods, revitalizing existing communities, affordable housing, community safety, community and demographic research, environmental stewardship, and heritage management. We work with community groups, businesses and regional partners to foster mutually supportive relationships and sustainable development throughout the City and region.