Reports, Plans, & Studies
The Town of Peace River has a number of reports and studies that help guide policy and priorities. Frequently requested reports are displayed here for download and we are in the process of digitizing a number of our reports as well.
Year-End Reports for 2020 (PDF files)
Activity reports for each of the Town of Peace River’s main departments for the year 2019.
Audited Financial Statements (PDF files)
To view statements tap or click on the year and it will load the audited statements for that year.
Outlines the Towns plans and priorities regarding the many parks and trails we maintain.
The Saddleback Park Redesign Report was approved by Council in 2017. Produced after a public engagement process, the report outlines a plan to redesign the park and playground in Saddleback Park.
Between March 28, 2014, and July 11, 2014, an inspection and review of the Town of Peace River’s administration and the council was conducted by George B. Cuff & Associates Ltd. The report is available in its entirety.
The recommendations from the report were largely implemented and on February 7, 2017, the Minister of Municipal Affairs informed the Town the requirements of the report had been satisfied.
The Municipal Development Plan is the primary planning policy document of the Town of Peace River and provides a framework for all planning and development decisions.
The Land Use Bylaw is the “book of rules” for development of land and buildings in the Town of Peace River. The contents of the LUB follow the direction set by the Municipal Development Plan.
The Land Use Bylaw can be viewed online, or downloaded and viewed in Acrobat to take advantage of the bookmarks for easy reference, in it you will find:
- General Provisions and Definitions
- Administrative Sections
- General and Specific Land Use Provisions
- Land Use Districts
- Forms and Fees
- Maps: Overlays and District Map
The Intermunicipal Development Plan provides a cooperative planning framework between the Town of Peace River and its rural neighbours.
An offsite levy is charged on newly developing lands within the Town of Peace River, to ensure that the offsite impacts of these new developments are borne by the development. The rates are intended to be recalculated on a regular basis, based on the best information available to the Town, The rates are set via bylaw and administered by our Offsite Levy Policy. Please refer to both the bylaw and policies, if you have any questions please contact our Development Officer.
Area Structure Plans
The Town of Peace River requires that an ASP is prepared in advance of the subdivision and development of new neighbourhoods and commercial areas. The Town currently has 11 Areas Structure Plans that guide development.
- Bylaw 1091 Norglen
- Bylaw 1228 Valleyview
- Bylaw 1312 Shaftsbury Terrace
- Bylaw 1315 Freeland
- Bylaw 1334 Shaftesbury Estates
- Bylaw 1356 River Front Estates
- Bylaw 1631 Westview
- Bylaw 1839 St Germaine Creek
- Bylaw 1918 Peace Ridge
- Bylaw 1927 Peace View
- Bylaw 2104 Upper West Peace North
Currently, the Town of Peace River utilizes an enhanced Taxi Pass program, however, in 2014 a study was completed that looked at other possibilities, including a bus system. The study followed a public input process with residents and is available to view or download.
Currently work is underway to enhance the aesthetic quality of Downtown Peace River. This initiative is being led by the municipality, however, the Town’s ability to achieve this objective is constrained by its influence over the lands within the Downtown area. The overall objective of this plan is to enhance the downtown, making the area more attractive, inviting, functional and informative for residents and visitors alike. The plan includes a tentative budget and project prioritization. Implementation of the plan is subject to municipal funding and will proceed as the enabled by the annual budgeting process.
In 2009 noted McGill University architecture professor, Avi, Friedman, visited Peace River for the purpose of completing a report on enhancing downtown. This report helps to provide guidance in planning and developing future downtown renewal efforts. Anyone considering doing business in downtown should take a look at the report to see the vision.
The General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS) are intended to provide specific guidelines to assist the Municipality and the Developer in the design, preparation and submission of plans and specifications for construction of municipal improvements and systems (roadways, water distribution systems, low-pressure/gravity sewer systems, stormwater management facilities) that shall meet the servicing requirements for commercial, industrial and residential development within the Municipality.