Bosa Properties | Installation of scour protection

December 4, 2020

Project status

Permit under review

In December 2020, Bosa Properties (the Applicant) submitted a project permit application to conduct scour protection work at 660 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, on waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project under the Impact Assessment Act, the proposed project was posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry with an opportunity for public comment between December 4, 2020 and January 3, 2021.

About the project

This work forms part of Bosa Properties Pier West waterfront community development consisting of two high density residential towers, a three-story commercial building and approximately two acres of parkland, located on the adjacent upland site.

The works proposed within federal lands include installing in-water scour protection along an existing sheet pile wall. Scour protection in the form of 400mm rip rap will be placed for a total length of 250 meters from the west shoring wall, to 30 meters from the east end of the wall. The rip rap will extend 15 meters into the Fraser River and will be placed at a thickness of 1.2 meters for up to 8 meters from the sheet pile wall and decrease to a thickness of 0.8 millimetres for a further 7 meters towards the toe. Larger rock (500mm) will be used at the upstream end of the wall to accommodate accelerated currents in this area from the Fraser River. All work will be undertaken from a barge mounted crane and materials barge with rock being lowered through the water column using a clamshell bucket. No excavation is proposed for this work. Construction would take approximately one month to complete.

To help inform a determination on whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, and to assist the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in making a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Transport Canada are inviting comments from the public.

Contact information

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, please contact Donna Hargreaves, Environmental Specialist, by email or phone at 604.665.9632.