PanelCritical Community Infrastructure: Identifying Key Components Necessary to Avoid Delays for Future Expansion of the Oil Sands

December 5, 2013 2:45pm

Michael Evans
Director, Government Relations
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Roger Ramcharita
Executive Director, Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat, Department of Energy
Government of Alberta

Lee Funke
Interim Executive Director
Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA)

Landon Reppert
Regional Director, Fort McMurray Region
Regional Services Division, Alberta Transportation

  • Examining the role of community infrastructure critical to the successful development of the oil sands
    • Housing, roads, airport, schools, hospitals
  • Assessing the scope of infrastructure development that is necessary in order to sustain current and forecasted activity
  • How insufficient development of this infrastructure is hindering industry growth
    • Determining what has prevented the timely development of infrastructure projects and what must be done going forward to ensure realization
  • Understanding how industry and municipal, provincial and federal governments must collaborate for necessary development to take place
  • The role of infrastructure development in the quest to attract and retain skilled labour