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Share your thoughts on Richmond’s Dike Master Plan – Phase 2

15 June 2017

Would you like to play your part in protecting the City’s assets and infrastructure from climate change-induced sea level rise? The City of Richmond is finalizing the Dike Master Plan – Phase 2, which identifies the long-term dike upgrades required for the West Dike between Williams Road and Terra Nova Rural Park, and part of the North Dike between Terra Nova Rural Park and No. 6 Road.

The community is invited to learn more and share their thoughts on the City’s flood protection infrastructure by visiting www.LetsTalkRichmond.ca. An online survey will be available from now until Sunday, July 30, 2017.

In addition, Richmond residents and interested parties are invited to attend a drop-in style open house which will include display boards to view and interactive opportunities with City staff to provide input. The open house will take place Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Boulevard (Multi-Purpose Room 2).

To accommodate climate change-induced sea level rise and ground settling, the 2008-2031 Richmond Flood Protection Strategy guides the City to raise dike heights. A key action identified in the strategy is to prepare and implement a comprehensive perimeter dike improvement program. Work is currently underway through various phases of a Dike Master Plan, each of which identifies:

  • long-term upgrade strategies for a section of the City’s dike;
  • ongoing dike capital improvements; and
  • partnerships with developers to raise lands behind the dike to the same elevation as the dike crest.

Feedback received through the Dike Master Plan – Phase 2 public consultation process will be analyzed and incorporated into the strategy for Council consideration.