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Royal Roads University Recreation Centre Change Room Renovation Project

November 4, 2019 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed Royal Roads University Recreation Centre Change Room Renovation Project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by November 14, 2019 to:

Jennifer Holder, Maritime Forces Pacific, Environmental Staff Specialist
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, Post Office Box 17000  Station Forces, Victoria British Columbia, V9A 7N2 

The Proposed Project

Royal Roads University is proposing changes to the Recreation Centre on College Drive within the Royal Roads University campus. The proposed changes include the addition of change rooms, sauna, storage, mechanical rooms, reception, lobby and ancillary rooms. The additions will be added to the north and west sides of the existing building. An existing perimeter drain around the north side of the Recreation Centre will require replacement and relocation. The perimeter drain will be replaced with a 150mm diameter perforated PVC pipe to capture significant ground water sources and redirect water to the downstream irrigation well. The canopy to the entrance of the building on the southwest corner will also be removed and replaced with a smaller canopy and new entrance to the new reception and lobby area.

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