2019 Land Use Plan Amendments: Notice of Decision

On October 29, 2019 the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors approved the proposed amendments to the Land Use Plan for sites acquired by the port authority over the past year (2018 calendar year) located in Vancouver, Delta and Surrey.

All materials are available in our document library.

About the Land Use Plan

The port authority oversees the more than 16,000 hectares of water, more than 1,000 hectares of land and approximately 350 kilometres of shoreline within the Port of Vancouver. Our mandate, as set out in the Canada Marine Act, is to enable Canada's trade objectives, ensuring safety, environmental protection and consideration for local communities. In 2014, we adopted our Land Use Plan which provides a framework for development and use of port lands and waters for the next 15 to 20 years.

From time to time, we acquire land to ensure future port-related activities can be accommodated, focusing on sites with ready access to shipping channels, truck routes or rail corridors and close proximity to existing port holdings. Strategic land acquisitions are one of the ways we are responding to the increasing shortage of trade-enabling industrial land, ensuring the Port of Vancouver is ready to handle growing trade, and living up to our commitment to deliver economic prosperity through trade.

Our Land Use Plan includes eight different land and water designations. These designations guide the development and management of the areas within the port lands and waters, and provide clarity on long-term development for all port lands. For more information about the land and water designations, see the Land Use Plan.

Approved Land Use Plan amendments

Details of the sites and approved amendments are described in the table below (click here to open a larger file):

Land Use Plan designations definitions

  • “Port Terminal”: Primarily intended for deep-sea and marine terminals that handle a variety of commodities, but also permits uses that support shipping and the transportation of goods.

  • “Industrial”: Primarily intended for light and heavy industrial activities such as warehousing, transloading facilities and ship repair to support port operations, transportation of goods and marine support services.

Where we are in the process

The Canada Marine Act sets out the procedural requirements for port authority land use plan amendments, which includes notifying and inviting all interested parties to provide comment on the proposed amendments prior to coming into force. These amendments to the Land Use Plan also require approval from our board of directors.

On October 29, 2019 the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors approved the proposed amendments to the Land Use Plan for sites acquired by the port authority over the past year (2018 calendar year) located in Vancouver, Delta and Surrey.

All materials are available in our document library.

About the Land Use Plan

The port authority oversees the more than 16,000 hectares of water, more than 1,000 hectares of land and approximately 350 kilometres of shoreline within the Port of Vancouver. Our mandate, as set out in the Canada Marine Act, is to enable Canada's trade objectives, ensuring safety, environmental protection and consideration for local communities. In 2014, we adopted our Land Use Plan which provides a framework for development and use of port lands and waters for the next 15 to 20 years.

From time to time, we acquire land to ensure future port-related activities can be accommodated, focusing on sites with ready access to shipping channels, truck routes or rail corridors and close proximity to existing port holdings. Strategic land acquisitions are one of the ways we are responding to the increasing shortage of trade-enabling industrial land, ensuring the Port of Vancouver is ready to handle growing trade, and living up to our commitment to deliver economic prosperity through trade.

Our Land Use Plan includes eight different land and water designations. These designations guide the development and management of the areas within the port lands and waters, and provide clarity on long-term development for all port lands. For more information about the land and water designations, see the Land Use Plan.

Approved Land Use Plan amendments

Details of the sites and approved amendments are described in the table below (click here to open a larger file):

Land Use Plan designations definitions

  • “Port Terminal”: Primarily intended for deep-sea and marine terminals that handle a variety of commodities, but also permits uses that support shipping and the transportation of goods.

  • “Industrial”: Primarily intended for light and heavy industrial activities such as warehousing, transloading facilities and ship repair to support port operations, transportation of goods and marine support services.

Where we are in the process

The Canada Marine Act sets out the procedural requirements for port authority land use plan amendments, which includes notifying and inviting all interested parties to provide comment on the proposed amendments prior to coming into force. These amendments to the Land Use Plan also require approval from our board of directors.