Brownfield redevelopment is a priority for the AAMDC and our partners at the AUMA.

Earlier this fall, AAMDC and AUMA sent a joint letter to the Ministers of Environment and Parks  and Municipal Affairs calling for support in addressing the 1,700 brownfield sites that blight landscapes across the province, constraining economic development, creating health and safety risks and impairing environmental stewardship. 

AUMA and AAMDC recently received a response from the Minister of Environment and Parks indicating the 2012 recommendations from the Brownfield Redevelopment Working Group, made up of municipalities, industry and province, relating to property taxes and brownfield sites are being considered as part of the Municipal Government Act review. The Minister also committed to consulting with our associations on the Review of Remediation Certificate Regulations, which provides the opportunity to implement recommendations to improve the remediation certificate program and find ways to create a public registry of brownfield sites.

In the meantime, AAMDC encourages members to check out FCM’s Leadership in Brownfield Renewal Program  which profiles programs, tools and financial resources available to help municipalities initiate brownfield redevelopment processes. The AUMA is also developing a Brownfield Redevelopment Hub to keep Alberta municipalities up to date on brownfield advocacy and to share resources and best practices.

AAMDC will continue to apprise members of information as it becomes available.

 

Enquiries may be directed to:

Tasha Blumenthal
Policy Analyst
780.955.4094

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy & Communications
780.955.4079

 

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