Public notice 

Queensborough Dike Shoreline Protection Rehabilitation Project – Public comments invited 

May 13, 2022 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Queensborough Dike Shoreline Protection Rehabilitation Project, on the shoreline north of 345 Gifford Street, New Westminster, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by June 11, 2022

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 June 11, 2022 to: 

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

The proposed project 

The City of New Westminster is proposing to rehabilitate a failing segment of existing rip-rap shoreline protection along the Queensborough Dike. The area for rehabilitation is approximately 90 metres in length.  

The project will consist site preparation, vegetation removal, shoreline preparation, extension of the existing municipal storm outfall, and replacement of the shoreline protection rip rap. Project activities will be conducted in out-of-water tidal conditions (i.e., in the dry). Staging and laydown areas will be situated on land (i.e., above the high water mark). 

Project activities may need to be completed outside of the port authority's standard working hours (excluding weekends and holidays) should daytime tides be unfavourable.  

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