Queensgate Marina | Queensgate Maintenance Dredging
Permit amendment under review
On November 16, 2021, amendment PER No. 20-120-01 was issued to Queensgate Marina to extend the duration of permit PER No. 20-120 from September 30, 2021 to October 7, 2022. The amendment allows continuation of maintenance dredging within their water lot at Annacis Channel near 789 South Dyke road, New Westminster, BC, in waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
About the amendment:
Maintenance dredging was last approved and conducted in 2020. Due to the prolonged freshet conditions in 2021, Queensgate Marina has seen an increase in sediment that has the potential to interfere with their utility float and cause other stresses to the docks if left unchecked. Queensgate Marina requires additional time to remove approximately 5 to 10 cubic metres of sediment via water jetting. This activity is to deepen any areas that are shallow enough to result in float home grounding. The project would take 1-2 weeks and occur during the least risk timing windows of June 16 to November 30, during standard port authority construction hours.
In September 2020, a project permit was issued to Queensgate Marina, to complete maintenance dredging within their water lot in Annacis Channel, located near 789 South Dyke road, New Westminster, BC, on waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 38 permit conditions that Queensgate Marina must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
The project is anticipated to start in October 2020 and take 2-3 weeks to complete.
About the project
Queensgate Marina proposes to complete maintenance dredging within their water lot. The float homes are currently grounding because of sediment build-up which is unsafe for residents and float home infrastructure. Maintenance dredging was last conducted in 2014. The proposed dredge footprint is 4,000 square metres to a depth of 2.5 metres chart datum with a clamshell bucket in September 2020. Approximately 6,000 cubic metres of sediment will be removed. The proponent is in the process of acquiring a disposal at sea permit from Environment and Climate Change Canada to dispose of the sediment at sea. Two piles and a 100 foot dock will be installed upriver to temporarily moor two float homes at a time to make room for dredging equipment. The two piles and dock will be removed once dredging is complete. Pile installation and removal will be with a vibratory hammer. Water jetting may be completed before and/or after dredging to deepen any remaining areas that are shallow enough to result in float home grounding. The project will take 1 to 2 weeks and will occur during standard port authority construction hours.
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