Inter-Municipal Development Plan

The Town of Bowden and Red Deer County have developed an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) which is an ongoing tool that assists both municipalities to make land use planning decisions based on mutual interests.

Land use planning decisions made by both the Town and Red Deer County affect and influence one another and the benefit of the IDP is that both municipalities work together as one mutually supportive organization.

Positive relations, achieved through communication, consultation and cooperation, can provide many opportunities to share resources, achieve economic development goals and reduce the costs of providing municipal and community services.

Fire & Rescue, Weed Control, Road Maintenance and Bylaw Enforcement are examples of services provided by Red Deer County to the Town of Bowden achieved through inter-municipal planning and cooperation.