A review of the Sylvan Lake Management Plan (1986) was agreed to by the eight municipalities around the lake. The municipalities retained the services of a private consulting firm, IBI Group, to develop a new lake management strategy. The consultants were directed by a Steering Committee made up of elected and administrative officials from each municipality.
Based on a review of existing technical information and public input, a draft plan was prepared by the consultants for presentation at a public hearing. This initial draft was substancially changed by the Committee in response to the many public submissions made respecting the planning strategy proposed by the consultants.
The general purpose of the Sylvan Lake Management Plan: 2000 Update is to promote responsible land use and development around Sylvan Lake.