Our hardworking committee members tackle many of the issues facing the Regional
Municipality of Wood Buffalo and are the backbone of The Oil Sands
Developers Group. It is through their efforts that The Oil Developers Group
committees are able to promptly deal with many local concerns. A sample of
committee achievements include:
- Held workshops for industry, service providers and government representatives to
discuss growth issues and to develop a joint transportation infrastructure
- Identified and carried out a project to permanently lift or bury utility
lines, along the high load corridor from Edmonton to Fort McMurray which
needed to be moved for each oversized load. With thousands of oversized
truck loads moving to the oil sands projects each year this project has
reduced the cost of moving loads and eliminated the inconvenience and time
delays for projects, traffic and utility customers.
- Contributed to the transportation portion of the 2005 Wood Buffalo
- Developed options for the East Side Road to access projects north and
east of the Athabasca River. The current Canterra Road will be closed
- Participated in the industry review of the North East Alberta
Transportation Corridor (NEATcor) proposal.
- Lobbied the government to twin the highway between Fort McMurray and the
plant sites north two years earlier than scheduled. This reduced travel
times for workers from 1 1/2 hours to 20 minutes.
- Developed an up-to-date interactive recruitment and retention DVD on
living and working in Fort McMurray for use by industry, non-profits,
governments and other stakeholders.
- Contributed to the oil sands portion of the Alberta display at the
- Contributed to the production of oil sands information booklets.
- Developed a tour protocol to handle the hundreds of requests
received from around the world to tour oil
- Prepared responses on behalf of industry for government consultation
- Provided annual forecasts on urban population and housing needs based on
current industry plans.
- Facilitated workshops on land release and housing needs with governments
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