Public notice 

Vancouver Pile Driving Graving Dock Rehabilitation –Public comments invited

November 19, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Vancouver Pile Driving Graving Dock Rehabilitation, located at 20 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by December 18, 2021.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.  For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations. 

Written comments must be submitted by December 18, 2021.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 
Project and Environmental Review 
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place 
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C 3T4 

The proposed project 

Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. proposes to replace the walls and expand their graving dock facility located on the North side of Burrard Inlet adjacent to their operations facility. 

The proposed project works include: 

Installation of upland sheet pile walls and tie backs outside of the existing Graving Dock footprint to create the expanded area 

  • Upland excavation of the expanded footprint 
  • Installation of a temporary cofferdam around the Graving Dock gate expansion area 
  • Demolition of the existing Graving Dock sheet pile, concrete base slab and access gate 
  • Reconstruction of the access gate and reinstatement of the adjacent sheet pile walls  
  • Cast-in-place concrete pour of the Graving Dock's expanded concrete base slab 
  • Installation of subtidal riprap armouring and decommissioning of the temporary cofferdam   

The Project will be undertaken primarily from the land, with marine works limited to the southern boundary of the graving dock. Marine works will be completed in isolation from the marine environment by use of a temporary cofferdam. 

Document Reference Number: 1

Date modified: