Brunette Avenue Interchange – Request for Input

The Province of BC’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) has developed three options for replacement of the Brunette Avenue Interchange on Highway 1 and seeking your input.

This is a very important project in our region and time is running out for your chance to provide input. For this reason, Council is asking you to please engage in the process by:

1)      Reading the attached New Westminster’s Position Paper on the Brunette Avenue Interchange. The Position Paper will provide you with our City’s perspective on the three interchange options presented by the Province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

2)      Attending an upcoming community open house:

•Tuesday, December 6 at Sapperton Pensioner’s Hall, 318 Keary Street, New Westminster – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

•Wednesday, December 7 at Maillard Middle School Gymnasium, 1300 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

MoTI Weblink with more information http://engage.gov.bc.ca/brunetteinterchange/

3)      Completing the online Feedback Form before in person at the open house or online until Friday, December 23, 2016 at 4 p.m.

https://interceptum.com/s/en/brunette2016

4)      Please help us to engage our community by encouraging other residents to attend the open houses and complete the Feedback Form.

Sincerely yours,

Mayor Jonathan X. Coté
Councillor Bill Harper
Councillor Patrick Johnstone
Councillor Jaimie McEvoy
Councillor Chuck Puchmayr
Councillor Mary Trentadue
Councillor Lorrie Williams

Jas Johal (BC Liberals) Saturday, December 3, 2016

See attached flyer for details about an upcoming event.

jas-johal-bc-liberals.pdf

The Queensborough Residents Association does not support or endorse specific political parties nor candidates.  This is information as an announcement of an event which may be of interest to Queensborugh residents.  The event does not represent the views of the QRA.

Proposed Fraser Grain Terminal Export Facility – Invitation for Input

Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd. (FGT) is a joint venture of Parrish and Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) and Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. (PGF) to construct a grain handling facility along the Fraser River in Surrey, British Columbia. P&H and PGF are Canadian family-owned and operated grain companies with more than 100 years of experience in agribusiness and locations across Canada, including the Alliance Grain Terminal, located on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet. FGT serves more than 10,000 Canadian farmers and producers and markets grain to over 40 countries.

FGT is proposing a grain export facility at 11041 Elevator Road adjacent to Fraser Surrey Docks on port industrial lands in Surrey, B.C. It will be used to trans-ship bulk grain products including wheat, barley, oil seeds, pulses and other specialty grains. We are working with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to ensure that stakeholder and community interests are considered as part of the Project and Environmental Review Process. Our project is in the preliminary review phase of the permitting process and we are committed to developing a sustainable project that meets or exceeds environmental and safety standards, and provides benefits for local residents, businesses, and stakeholders.

Please find attached a letter which is being delivered to residentsin the area and an finformation pamphlet]. The Preliminary Public Comment Period runs for 20 business days from November 3 to December 1, 2016. Your input is important and we invite questions and comments about the scope of studies to be completed as part of our upcoming permit application to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. We are hosting a drop-in for the community in New Westminster on Saturday November 26 at the Old Crow Coffee shop on Front Street from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. where there will be an opportunity to meet members of the project team and ask questions. 

After submitting our permit application we will host a second phase of consultation including a formal community open house. We look forward to sharing more information with you as it becomes available, and we welcome questions at any time. 

Kindest regards,
Kirsty Dick
FraserGrainTerminal.ca

Attachments:

Next QRA Meeting: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The next meeting of the Queensborough Residents’ Association will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00pm. This meeting will be held at the Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 5C8). Please keep an eye on the New Westminster CityPage Online for updated information. The CityPage is also published in the New Westminster Record, delivered weekly on Thursdays to your door. All are welcome to attend.

QRA Agenda November 2016

BC MOTI Brunette Interchange Open House

The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) recently announced that they will be holding two initial open houses to discuss the future of the Brunette Interchange on Highway 1. Design options for the future reconfiguration of the Brunette Interchange will be presented and Ministry staff will be on hand to receive public input and answer questions.

The open houses will be held:

 Wednesday, November 2
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Maillard Middle School
1300 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam

Thursday, November 3
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Sapperton Pensioners Hall
318 Keary Street, New Westminster

A third open house will be held in December, giving people more time to learn about the design options, reflect on what they’ve learned, and provide more informed comments. The date for this open house has yet to be announced.

The City of New Westminster encourages all residents to attend and learn about the interchange options being considered by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and to share their input. It is anticipated that MOTI will post more information about the interchange options to their website on November 2nd.

Click here to visit the project website:

http://engage.gov.bc.ca/brunetteinterchange/  

Please circulate this to anyone who may be interested.
Thank you,
The City of New Westminster

Next QRA Meeting: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The next meeting of the Queensborough Residents’ Association will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00pm. This meeting will be held at the Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 5C8). Please keep an eye on the New Westminster CityPage Online for updated information. The CityPage is also published in the New Westminster Record, delivered twice a week to your door. All are welcome to attend.

QRA Agenda October 2016

Next QRA Meeting: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The next meeting of the Queensborough Residents’ Association will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00pm. This meeting will be held at the Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 5C8). Please keep an eye on the New Westminster CityPage Online for updated information. The CityPage is also published in the New Westminster Record, delivered twice a week to your door. All are welcome to attend.