Nov 30 deadline for Port Metro Vancouver public feedback on Phase 2 of Land Use Plan

Deadline for Feedback on Phase 2 of Land Use Plan

Friday November 30, 2012 is the deadline for feedback on the draft goals, objectives and policy directions for Port Metro Vancouver’s Land Use Plan. Please make your voice heard by filling in a survey and visiting PortTalk to review all the materials.

The Consideration Memorandum has now also been finalized. It shows how all the individual comments received in the first phase of the process were analysed, addressed, and integrated in the draft goals, objectives and policy directions.

For more information, please email


“Deltaport expansion coming to open house meetings” (South Delta Leader, 2-Oct-2012)

Independent MLA for Delta South, Vicki Huntington, has done a lot regarding Port Metro Vancouver. Search her website, for example:

Excerpted from her website:

JULY 6TH 2012

As we know, billions of tax dollars invested to expand the Asia Pacific Gateway and grow the ports are coming at the expense of community and environmental concerns. In an in-depth report, CKNW’s Bob Mackin addressed all sides of the Port Metro Vancouver debate for The Investigators on theBill Good Show yesterday.

The show initially addresses oil pipelines and increased tanker traffic, and then discusses the Asia-Pacific Gateway program and Deltaport expansion.  I had the pleasure to speak, along with several South Delta residents, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Roberston, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, PMV CEO Robin Silvester, and PMV harbourmaster Yoss Leclerk.

Here is a copy of The Investigators segment looking in-depth into PMV’s expansion:

And here is a related opinion by Peter Ladner about Christy Clark’s recently announced initiative to replace and expand the Massey Tunnel. For connections with Port Metro Vancouver search for the key word “port.”

Peter Ladner – Apply brakes now to B.C.’s transportation funding double standard


Building car capacity builds new car-dependent development, which creates new car congestion

 C’mon people, we really can do better than this. Premier Christy Clark has announced the province is going to replace the George Massey Tunnel – to relieve congestion on this “economic bottleneck.” She says it’s necessary to accommodate population growth and increased truck traffic from expansion at Deltaport.

Unlike Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson is cheering her on, saying more vehicle capacity will also be needed for Tsawwassen First Nation’s new destination rogue shopping centre (the second-largest in B.C., contravening every planning principle espoused in the region in the past two decades).

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