Section 32 of the Planning and Development Act (2007) states that an Official Community Plan must incorporate applicable provincial land use policies and statements of provincial interest, with respect to:
- Sustainable current and future land use and development in the municipality;
- Current and future economic development;
- The general provision of public works;
- The management of lands that are subject to natural hazards, including flooding, slumping, and slope instability;
- The management of environmentally sensitive lands;
- Source water protection; and
- The means of implementing the Official Community Plan.
An Official Community Plan may also include:
- Statements of municipal policy regarding sustainable current and future land use and development in the Municipality;
- Policies regarding the coordination of municipal programs relating to development;
- Policies regarding the use of dedicated lands;
- Concept plans, pursuant to the Act;
- A map or series of maps that denote current or future land use or policy areas;
- Any other statements of policy relating to the physical, environmental, economic, social, or cultural development of the Municipality that the Council considers advisable; and
- Policies that address the coordination of land use and development, future growth patterns, and public works with adjacent municipalities.