Richmond invites public to provide feedback on next phases of Dike Master Plan
08 January 2019
As the City of Richmond advances completion of its Dike Master Plan, Richmond residents and interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback on proposed upgrade concepts for phases 3 and 5. There are a number of ways to do so by Sunday, February 3, 2019.
“Richmond is well protected from any current flood threats, but we must work proactively to upgrade our existing network of dikes and pump stations to address the impacts of climate change and other risks,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Our comprehensive Dike Master Plan ensures we are providing for long-term protection of Richmond from events such as projected sea level rise, extreme weather events and the impacts of spring snow melt.”
Richmond’s Flood Protection Management Strategy guides the City to raise our dikes by approximately 1.2 metres over the next 50 years to accommodate climate change-induced sea level rise and ground settling. Phases of the City’s Dike Master Plans identify dike upgrade options and recommendations for locations throughout the City. The City is currently seeking feedback on dike upgrade options in the following areas:
- Dike Master Plan Phase 3: South dike between No. 2 Road and Boundary Road
- Dike Master Plan Phase 5: Sea Island between the Sea Island Connector Bridge to the south end of 3800 Cessna Drive, Mitchell Island and Richmond Island.
- Visit LetsTalkRichmond.ca between Monday, January 14 and Sunday, February 3. There will be opportunities to view project information, ask questions, and complete an online survey.
- Attend a drop-in style open house with display boards and interactive opportunities with City staff to provide input. Open houses will take place on the following dates:
- Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m. at City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Blvd.
- Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road.
- Attend the display at the Smart Cities Ideas Fair at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Road, on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Feedback received through the Dike Master Plan – Phases 3 and 5 public consultation process will be analyzed and incorporated into the strategy for Council’s consideration.