Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Dockyard Main Gate Relocation – Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

January 6, 2022 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed 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 January 25, 2022 to:
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Mailing Address:  Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 7N2

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which aims to reconfigure and upgrade the main gate accessing CFB Esquimalt. The project scope includes installing a new Access Control Point on Esquimalt Road, installing a perimeter fence to enclose the Reception Zone, relocating the existing bus terminal to the parking lot east of Canteen Road, and installing a U-turn route using the parking lot south of new access control point. The new access control point will include a gate house, sentry box, drop-arm barriers, final denial barrier for vehicles, and a vehicle search area.

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