Overlander Area Structure Plan (ASP)

Overlander Landscape Overview

Project Introduction

Since the mid-1990s, the Provincial Government and Yellowhead County, have identified and refined several nodes that might have potential for commercial recreation and tourism development along the Yellowhead Highway Corridor.  The Overlander Node has been identified as a priority node that will first require an Area Structure Plan (ASP) to provide direction for future subdivision and development.

Matrix Planning Inc., on behalf of Yellowhead County and the Government of Alberta, will prepare the Overlander Area Structure Plan for an area of Crown Land located east of the Jasper Park boundary as shown in the map below.  This future land use plan will be in accordance with provincial policy to facilitate tourism and recreation opportunities along the Highway 16 Yellowhead Corridor.


Link to Overlander ASP Plan Area Boundary Map

A Steering Committee has been formed to help guide the Overlander ASP through the plan development process.  Representatives include Yellowhead County, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation form this Steering Committee.

The steps in this project include a Public Meeting to introduce the project, gain public input, and identify issues and identify various appropriate land uses. The project team needs to determine what lands would be suitable for tourism and recreational development. During these early stages no plan has been developed and no land uses have been determined.


Public Meeting # 1

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
6:00p.m. - 9:15p.m.
Hinton Centre, 965 Switzer Drive 

Public Meeting and facilitated discussion between 7:00-9:15pm
Open House prior to the meeting; between 6:00-7:00pm

The purpose of this public meeting and interactive discussion was to introduce the project, project team, and planning process, present background research to date and have facilitated group discussions among members of the public to better understand project issues, discuss opportunities and constraints to development, and discuss potential land use types appropriate to the Overlander plan area. Some of the questions included:

    • What is the development potential for the area? Opportunities/ Constraints?
    • What types of land uses are suitable to the Overlander ASP area?

Following the Public Meeting, the project team will prepare draft land-use concepts. A second Public Meeting will be held in the late fall to allow the public to review and comment on these concepts.

Link to Public Meeting # 1 Advertisement

Powerpoint Presentation

Display Panels

Meeting Summary Notes From Participants



Questions about the Overlander ASP? Contact Us:

Frank Liszczak, Matrix Planning Inc.
(403) 609-3797


Brent Shepherd, Planning Manager
Yellowhead County

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