A federal government public hearing for this project starts on May 14, 2019 and will be led by an independent review panel. The public hearing will be open to the public to observe in person or via a live web or audio cast. Delta Council recently endorsed a recommendation that Mayor Harvie present the City’s submission to the review panel at the upcoming public hearing, which is summarized as follows:
That the environmental assessment review process for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project should not proceed any further until: (i) there is greater certainty regarding the need and appropriateness of RBT2 to address Canada’s trading needs, (ii) the Deltaport Fourth Berth Proposal has been properly assessed, and (iii) there is greater certainty and consensus regarding impacts on critical habitats and endangered species, including biofilm, migratory shorebirds and the southern resident killer whales; and
That any approval of RBT2 must be contingent upon the resolution of traffic congestion at the George Massey Tunnel.
View the City’s full submission. For additional information on the public hearing, view the news release from the Government of Canada.
Port of Vancouver proposes the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (RBT2), involving the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals. The proposed expansion would provide an additional 2.4 million units of container capacity per year at Roberts Bank.
Since September 2013, RBT2 has been undergoing a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. There are more than 20 steps in a federal environmental assessment process and RBT2 is approximately two-thirds of the way through this process.
In October 2016, Delta made its formal submission to the review panel on the RBT2 Environmental Impact Statement. See Delta’s submission.
For information on the proposed Terminal 2 Project, visit Port of Vancouver's Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project webpage
Reports and Related Documents
Roberts Bank Terminal 2
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Environmental Assessment Office Project Information Centre: Roberts Bank Terminal 2
Port Community Liaison Committee
For any questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Bernita Iversen, Manager of Corporate Policy