Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosts public open houses on proposed Land Use Plan amendments
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is hosting two public open houses on the following proposed amendments to its Land Use Plan:
- The port authority recently acquired three properties in Vancouver, Surrey and Delta.
- The port authority entered into a long-term lease (60 years) with the Province of B.C. on a site in Delta.
- The designation of a current port authority site needs to be changed.
Under the Canada Marine Act, the port authority is required to add all land purchases to its Land Use Plan by way of formal amendment.
The amendment process is set out in the Canada Marine Act and requires public notification and consultation. A public consultation period will be held from Monday, April 29 to Saturday, June 29, 2019. The port authority invites the public to provide feedback on the proposed amendments by attending an open house or reviewing the material online.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Discovery Centre – 100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver|
Saturday, May 4, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Surrey Library – City Centre Branch Dr. Ambedkar Room (Room 418) 10350 University Drive, Surrey|
The public can also visit the port authority website or porttalk.ca/landuseplan to read about the Land Use Plan, and learn more about all the proposed amendments. Feedback must be submitted to the port authority by before Saturday, June 29, 2019, and can be provided in one of three ways:
- Online: PortTalk online feedback survey
- Email: [email protected]
- In person: At one of two open house
About the 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 financially self-sufficient and 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 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.
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