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Vancouver hosts open houses on Land Use Plan

(Posted on 24/04/19)

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, 29 April to Saturday, 29 June, 2019. The port authority invites the public to provide feedback on the proposed amendments by attending an open house or reviewing the material online.

Date/Time          Location

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: landuseplan@portvancouver.com

In person: At one of two open house

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.

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