About the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

What is the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board?

The City of Grande Prairie, like other Alberta municipalities, is responsible for reviewing and approving applications for land to be subdivided and for different types of development within the municipality. Part of the process includes the opportunity for decisions made by the Developing Authority to be appealed.

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (the SDAB) is a quasi-judicial board established under the Municipal Government Act of the Province of Alberta. It is a tribunal, consisting of up to three members of Council and up to five members of the public-at-large. Council members are appointed annually while Public members hold three year terms.

The SDAB hears appeals with respect to decisions of the City of Grande Prairie's Development Authority and renders decisions based on relevant planning matters.