Richmond invites public to provide feedback on Flood Protection Management Strategy 2019
27 March 2019
**Please note: The deadline to submit feedback has been extended to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Richmond residents and interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback on the City of Richmond’s Flood Protection Management Strategy 2019 (the Strategy). This is an update of the Flood Protection Management Strategy that was adopted in 2008.
The City of Richmond has made significant progress in its flood protection program since Council approved the 2008-2031 Flood Protection Strategy, and is recognized as a leading dike authority in British Columbia. All of the short-term actions and the majority of mid to long-term actions have been accomplished.
The Flood Protection Management Strategy 2019 includes an implementation program outlining next steps and long-term strategies for policy planning, infrastructure upgrades, and other areas related to flood risk mitigation. The Strategy reviews the City’s vision, regional guidelines and innovation in flood protection to establish a world-class standard for Richmond’s flood protection system.
There are a number of ways for the public to participate and provide feedback by Sunday, April 14, 2019:
- Visit LetsTalkRichmond.ca before Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. to view project information, ask questions, and complete and submit the online feedback form
- Attend a drop-in style open house with display boards. City staff will be available to provide input and answer questions. Open houses will take place at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, on the following dates:
- Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Feedback received through this public engagement process will be analyzed and incorporated into an updated report for Council’s consideration.
About the Flood Protection Management Strategy
The City’s 2008-2031 Flood Protection Strategy provides a framework for short to long-term goals to guide Richmond’s flood protection program. Since initial adoption, the City has implemented flood protection policies, completed Dike Master Plans and fostered partnerships with the Provincial and Federal government to secure funding in anticipation of climate change induced sea level rise, and constructed drainage and dike upgrades in priority locations. A periodic review of the Strategy is required to incorporate new analysis and information on flood hazard management and to complement the City’s commitment to achieving world-class flood protection.
The City submitted a grant application for the creation of the 2019 Strategy, under the National Disaster Mitigation Program, which forms part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to build safer and more resilient communities. It was awarded a grant up to a maximum of $150,000 to complete the Strategy.