Vancouver Fraser Port Authority approves permit application for the Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Loading Facility in New Westminster

April 29, 2021

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has approved a permit application from Summit Earthworks for the proposed Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Loading Facility. 

This facility will be located in New Westminster on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The project will facilitate the transfer of waste soil from development sites in Metro Vancouver to a remediation facility in Mission, B.C.  

The project permit was issued by the port authority following a thorough project and environmental review of the application and is subject to 74 permit conditions that the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects. 

Copies of the permit and Project and Environmental Review report can be found on the port authority’s website. 

The project permit application review required consultation with Indigenous groups and stakeholders, as well as engagement with the communityThere were two periods of public engagement, including two online information sessions in 2020. Summit Earthworks produced a Public Engagement Summary and Consideration Report for each public engagement period detailing the feedback received, and considerations of that feedback. Both reports are available on the port authority website.   

For more information about the project and construction activities, please visit Summit Earthworks website.