Upland Owner | New Dock Installation 242 Turtlehead Road

January 18, 2023

Project status
Permit issued

On March 27, 2023 a project permit was issued to Upland Owner (“the Applicant”) to develop New Dock Installation at 242 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 the Applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project

The proposed dock would include the following:

  • Lower landing of an approximately 18 metre long pedestrian tram with a staircase in case of electrical or mechanical failure to provide access from the upland owner’s residence to the fixed platform
  • Approximately 15 square metre aluminum fixed platform (between the tram and gangway), with four aluminum legs that are proposed to be drilled into bedrock, with stainless steel pins
  • Approximately 21 metre long aluminum gangway that connects to the concrete float.
  • Approximately 27 square metre (9 metre long by 3 metre wide) concrete float that is moored in place using chains and four 5000 pound precast concrete anchors.

Note that the majority of the proposed pedestrian tram is located outside of the Port Authority’s jurisdiction – it is on the Belcarra side of the boundary. The tram will be installed prior to the in-water work.

The steel pins will be drilled into the bedrock to facilitate the mounting of the platform’s four legs. All dock components will be fabricated off-site and delivered to the site by crane barge using a tugboat. The crane will be lower the fixed platform into place on the pins. Following the installation of the platform, the gangway and will be positioned to connect the platform to the concrete dock. Once the anchors and chain are in position and tensioned, the gangway will then be mounted and placed on the concrete dock.

No pile driving is required for the Project.

Construction should take approximately two weeks to complete. The work will be conducted during regular construction hours.

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.