Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors approve amendments to Land Use Plan

September 27, 2017

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors has approved amendments to the port authority’s Land Use Plan to add the following properties:

  • 9889 River Road in Delta
  • 1700 No. 6 Road in Richmond
  • 11715 Timberland Road in Surrey
  • One consolidated parcel adjacent to Lynnterm breakbulk terminal in the District of North Vancouver

In their respective municipalities, the properties located in Delta and Richmond were designated as industrial use and the property located in Surrey was designated for mixed employment (lands comprised of industrial, commercial, office or institutional uses). All three properties are now designated for industrial use in the port authority’s Land Use Plan. In addition, the property located in North Vancouver was designated by the municipality as industrial and is now designated for port terminal use by the port authority. Under the Canada Marine Act, the port authority is required to add them to its Land Use Plan and give them a land use designation by way of a formal amendment.

All Canada Port Authorities are required to have a Land Use Plan, which is a high level policy document similar to a municipal official community plan and includes goals, policies and land use designations to guide planning in all the areas across the port authority’s jurisdiction. The plan also provides clarity for neighbouring residents and communities on long-term development for all federal lands managed by the port authority.

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About Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain an estimated 100,000 supply-chain jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada.

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