Proposed Centerm Expansion Project

About the project

The Centerm Expansion Project is a proposed series of improvements to Centerm container terminal and port roads. It includes improvements at Centerm container terminal to help meet anticipated near-term demand for containers to be shipped through Vancouver. In addition, the application for a project permit includes the proposed South Shore Access Project to improve infrastructure that would benefit the entire south shore port area. Collectively, they are referred to as the project.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the on-terminal improvements would increase the maximum container handling capacity at Centerm by two-thirds, from 900,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 1.5 million TEUs. The project would include an increase to the terminal footprint by approximately 15 percent and reconfiguration of the terminal to increase the container capacity of Centerm.

The South Shore Access Project includes a new Centennial Road Overpass and an extension to Waterfront Road. These improvements would contribute to the port authority’s long-term objective to improve goods movement and access along the entire south shore port area. The improvements would address road congestion and increase efficiency within the port by removing three at-grade rail crossings for port users, and removing port-related traffic from surrounding roads, while providing a continuous port road to Highway 1.

The proposed Centerm Expansion Project is subject to review under the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s project and environmental review process. The proposed project is in the application review stage of this process. Review the application, and technical and environmental studies, on the project permit application page.

For more information about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

Consultation and engagement

Application Review Phase – Round 2
Public Consultation May 15 to June 2, 2017

We want to hear from you

You're invited to learn more about and provide feedback on proposed project construction activities, details regarding a proposed community investment program, and how we considered feedback from Round 1 consultation (February 20 – March 24, 2017).

This is the second round of public consultation as part of the application review phase of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. For more information about Round 1 consultation, including a consultation summary report and consideration report, please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

You can learn more and provide your feedback by:

Attending an open house:

Drop-in to learn more and provide your feedback. You do not need to pre-register.

Date/Time
Location
Thursday, May 25
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Japanese Language School
Japanese Hall
487 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Saturday, May 27
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Strategy Room 320
(enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance) 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


Reading the discussion paper and completing a feedback form in hard copy or online here

Reading the Round 1 discussion guide, summary report and consideration report here (consideration report to be posted the week of May 15, 2017)

Reading the full project permit application here

Providing a written submission

  • By email: centermexpansion@portvancouver.com
  • By mail: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
    Attn: Centerm Expansion Project team
    100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T4

Calling 604.665.9563

How your input will be used

The project team will consider feedback received during this consultation period to refine proposed project mitigations, plans to minimize potential construction-related impacts and options for a proposed community investment program. Input provided will be considered as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process.

Application Review Phase – Round 1
Public Consultation February 20 to March 24, 2017

From February 20 to March 24, 2017, the project team consulted with the public and stakeholders as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. Consultation methods included a discussion guide and feedback form on available at porttalk.ca/centermexpansion, as well as three drop-in and two small group meetings.

During this round of consultation, participants were invited to learn more about and provide feedback on the project’s proposed design of on-terminal and off-terminal works, results of technical and environmental studies, anticipated construction activities, and a proposed community investment program. You can read the Round 1 discussion guide, summary report and consideration report here (consideration report to be posted the week of May 15, 2017).

For more information on consultation and engagement regarding the project to-date, please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

If you would like to receive regular updates about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project, please email us at centermexpansion@portvancouver.com or subscribe to our mailing list.

About the project

The Centerm Expansion Project is a proposed series of improvements to Centerm container terminal and port roads. It includes improvements at Centerm container terminal to help meet anticipated near-term demand for containers to be shipped through Vancouver. In addition, the application for a project permit includes the proposed South Shore Access Project to improve infrastructure that would benefit the entire south shore port area. Collectively, they are referred to as the project.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the on-terminal improvements would increase the maximum container handling capacity at Centerm by two-thirds, from 900,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 1.5 million TEUs. The project would include an increase to the terminal footprint by approximately 15 percent and reconfiguration of the terminal to increase the container capacity of Centerm.

The South Shore Access Project includes a new Centennial Road Overpass and an extension to Waterfront Road. These improvements would contribute to the port authority’s long-term objective to improve goods movement and access along the entire south shore port area. The improvements would address road congestion and increase efficiency within the port by removing three at-grade rail crossings for port users, and removing port-related traffic from surrounding roads, while providing a continuous port road to Highway 1.

The proposed Centerm Expansion Project is subject to review under the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s project and environmental review process. The proposed project is in the application review stage of this process. Review the application, and technical and environmental studies, on the project permit application page.

For more information about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

Consultation and engagement

Application Review Phase – Round 2
Public Consultation May 15 to June 2, 2017

We want to hear from you

You're invited to learn more about and provide feedback on proposed project construction activities, details regarding a proposed community investment program, and how we considered feedback from Round 1 consultation (February 20 – March 24, 2017).

This is the second round of public consultation as part of the application review phase of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. For more information about Round 1 consultation, including a consultation summary report and consideration report, please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

You can learn more and provide your feedback by:

Attending an open house:

Drop-in to learn more and provide your feedback. You do not need to pre-register.

Date/Time
Location
Thursday, May 25
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Japanese Language School
Japanese Hall
487 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Saturday, May 27
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Strategy Room 320
(enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance) 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


Reading the discussion paper and completing a feedback form in hard copy or online here

Reading the Round 1 discussion guide, summary report and consideration report here (consideration report to be posted the week of May 15, 2017)

Reading the full project permit application here

Providing a written submission

  • By email: centermexpansion@portvancouver.com
  • By mail: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
    Attn: Centerm Expansion Project team
    100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T4

Calling 604.665.9563

How your input will be used

The project team will consider feedback received during this consultation period to refine proposed project mitigations, plans to minimize potential construction-related impacts and options for a proposed community investment program. Input provided will be considered as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process.

Application Review Phase – Round 1
Public Consultation February 20 to March 24, 2017

From February 20 to March 24, 2017, the project team consulted with the public and stakeholders as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. Consultation methods included a discussion guide and feedback form on available at porttalk.ca/centermexpansion, as well as three drop-in and two small group meetings.

During this round of consultation, participants were invited to learn more about and provide feedback on the project’s proposed design of on-terminal and off-terminal works, results of technical and environmental studies, anticipated construction activities, and a proposed community investment program. You can read the Round 1 discussion guide, summary report and consideration report here (consideration report to be posted the week of May 15, 2017).

For more information on consultation and engagement regarding the project to-date, please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

If you would like to receive regular updates about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project, please email us at centermexpansion@portvancouver.com or subscribe to our mailing list.

  • Application Review Phase - Round 2 Feedback Form

    We want to hear from you

    Thank you for your interest in the proposed Centerm Expansion Project.

    You're invited to learn more about and provide feedback on proposed project construction activities, details regarding a proposed community investment program, and how we considered feedback from Round 1 consultation (February 20 – March 24, 2017). Before completing this feedback form, we encourage you to read the discussion paper.

    This is the second round of public consultation as part of the application review phase of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process.Continue reading

    We want to hear from you

    Thank you for your interest in the proposed Centerm Expansion Project.

    You're invited to learn more about and provide feedback on proposed project construction activities, details regarding a proposed community investment program, and how we considered feedback from Round 1 consultation (February 20 – March 24, 2017). Before completing this feedback form, we encourage you to read the discussion paper.

    This is the second round of public consultation as part of the application review phase of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. For more information about Round 1 consultation, including a consultation summary report and consideration report, please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

    Please provide your feedback by June 2, 2017.

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