Upland Owner | New Dock Installation – 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra

September 15, 2022

Project status
Permit issued

On November 3, 2022, a project permit was issued to Upland Owner to develop a New Dock Installation at 184 Turtlehead Road in Belcarra, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 36 permit conditions applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects. Please see the Impact Assessment Act Registry for the Notice of Intent and Notice of Decision.

About the project

The project is for a new recreational dock at 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra, BC. The proposed dock will include the following features:

  • An approximately 5 square metre fixed dock comprised of a concrete column and wood beam secured to granite rock to support the gangway
  • An approximately 1.2 metre wide by 15 metres long engineered aluminum gangway
  • Approximately 30 square metre pre-fabricated moorage float (dock) made of an aluminum frame with foam-filled billets under cedar or composite decking

An existing float has been towed off site to a new location. The fixed dock will be constructed above high water mark for attachment of the gangway and is located outside the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s jurisdiction. The concrete column will be cast in pace with mitigation measures implemented to prevent uncured concrete from entering the aquatic environment. The gangway, float, and two pre-cast concrete anchor blocks will be delivered and towed to the project site. A crane barge will be used to lift the access ramp into place and lower the anchor blocks on the seabed. The float will be held in place with the two anchor blocks and two shore anchor pins using galvanized mooring chain. The chain will be secured to the float, anchor blocks, and anchor pins by divers.

No vegetation is required to be removed or disturbed. Works will be carried out within the fisheries least risk window for Burrard Inlet.

Works are expected to take approximately four days to complete.

 Contact information
For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response.  You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.