Proposed Centerm Expansion Project


Public consultation underway

February 20 to March 24, 2017

The project team will be consulting with the public from February 20 to March 24, 2017, as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. Read below for consultation details.

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

Public Consultation
February 20 to March 24, 2017

We want to hear from you

The project team will be consulting with the public from February 20 to March 24, 2017, as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. You’re 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. A second round of consultation is planned for mid-2017.

You can learn more and provide your feedback by:

Reading the Discussion Guide and completing a Feedback Form:
In hard-copy, or online

Reading the full Project and Environmental Review Application online

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

Attending an open house:
Drop-in to learn more and provide your feedback, no RSVP required.

Date/Time
Location
Thursday, March 2
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Japanese Language School, Japanese Hall
487 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Saturday, March 4
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tuesday, March 7
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Japanese Language School, Japanese Hall
487 Alexander Street, Vancouver


Attending a small group meeting:
Small group meetings are scheduled for two hours and provide participants with the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with the project team. Please register to attend a small group meeting by emailing centermexpansion@portvancouver.com or calling 604.665.9563, as space is limited.

Date/Time
Location
Wednesday, March 8
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Strathcona Community Centre, Activity Room
601 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Friday, March 10
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Strategy Room 420
(enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance)
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


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. Our responses will be presented to the community during a second round of consultation planned for mid-2017.

For 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.


Public consultation underway

February 20 to March 24, 2017

The project team will be consulting with the public from February 20 to March 24, 2017, as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. Read below for consultation details.

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

Public Consultation
February 20 to March 24, 2017

We want to hear from you

The project team will be consulting with the public from February 20 to March 24, 2017, as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. You’re 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. A second round of consultation is planned for mid-2017.

You can learn more and provide your feedback by:

Reading the Discussion Guide and completing a Feedback Form:
In hard-copy, or online

Reading the full Project and Environmental Review Application online

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

Attending an open house:
Drop-in to learn more and provide your feedback, no RSVP required.

Date/Time
Location
Thursday, March 2
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Japanese Language School, Japanese Hall
487 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Saturday, March 4
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tuesday, March 7
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Japanese Language School, Japanese Hall
487 Alexander Street, Vancouver


Attending a small group meeting:
Small group meetings are scheduled for two hours and provide participants with the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with the project team. Please register to attend a small group meeting by emailing centermexpansion@portvancouver.com or calling 604.665.9563, as space is limited.

Date/Time
Location
Wednesday, March 8
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Strathcona Community Centre, Activity Room
601 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Friday, March 10
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Strategy Room 420
(enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance)
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


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. Our responses will be presented to the community during a second round of consultation planned for mid-2017.

For 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 1 Feedback Form

    We want to hear from you

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

    The project team will be consulting with the public between February 20 and March 24, 2017. Before completing this feedback form, we encourage you to read the discussion guide. The discussion guide and feedback form provide a summary of information regarding the proposed design of on-terminal and off-terminal works, results of technical and environmental studies, anticipated construction activities and a proposed community investment program. Input provided will be considered as part 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.

    The project team will be consulting with the public between February 20 and March 24, 2017. Before completing this feedback form, we encourage you to read the discussion guide. The discussion guide and feedback form provide a summary of information regarding the proposed design of on-terminal and off-terminal works, results of technical and environmental studies, anticipated construction activities and a proposed community investment program. Input provided will be considered as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process.

    Please provide your feedback by March 24, 2017.




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