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Posted on Jun. 11 2024

The Town of Drumheller is pleased to announce the successful passage of the Land Use Amending Bylaw 12.24 on June 3, 2024.

On May 7, 2024, the Town hosted an Open House at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF) to gather feedback from residents on the proposed amendments to the Land Use Bylaw. Furthermore, a Public Hearing was conducted during the Regular Council Meeting on May 21, 2024, to ensure comprehensive community involvement.

Key Changes
The Land Use Amending Bylaw 12.24 encompasses numerous changes aimed at enhancing the usability of the document for both residents and the development authority. The main amendments include:
•Clerical Updates: Numerous clerical changes, such as capitalization, punctuation, numbering, font, and formatting, have been implemented to improve the readability of the document.
•Alignment with Strategic Plans: Significant amendments have been made to align the Land Use Bylaw with the Town of Drumheller's Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the Drumheller Valley Housing Strategy (DVHS).

These changes are primarily focused on:
Increasing residential density; Enhancing development opportunities; and, Simplifying the permitting process by reducing bureaucratic hurdles.

A comprehensive list of the amendments is detailed in the Land Use Amending Bylaw 12.24. Additionally, a consolidated version of the Land Use Bylaw, including these amendments, can be found here.

For any inquiries regarding the changes, please contact the Development Officer, Hassan Saeed, at or 403-823-1310.


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