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Port Land Use Plan Nec­es­sary for Lo­cal and Global Eco­nomic Suc­cess

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The Canada Ma­rine Act re­quires that all port au­thor­i­ties have a land use plan. The Port of Van­cou­ver land use plan out­lines their long-term land use pol­icy direc­tions and their com­mit­ment to ac­com­mo­date fu­ture trade growth in a so­cially, en­vi­ron­men­tally and eco­nom­i­cally re­spon­si­ble way. Their cur­rent plan pro­vides a frame­work to guide ex­ist­ing and fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of the lands and wa­ters that they man­age for the next 15 to 20 years.

The Port of Van­cou­ver is en­gag­ing with the pub­lic, in­clud­ing the Sur­rey Board of Trade, to en­sure the plan re­mains cur­rent and re­flects fu­ture mar­ket trends, emerg­ing is­sues crit­i­cal to ac­com­mo­date Canada’s grow­ing trade and con­tin­ues to sup­port com­mu­ni­ties and In­dige­nous groups, gen­er­at­ing ben­e­fits for all Canadians. The vi­sion is to:

• Com­mu­ni­cate their long-term land use pol­icy direc­tions

• Guide land use and fu­ture growth op­por­tu­ni­ties

• Help cur­rent and fu­ture port ten­ants and cus­tomers iden­tify ar­eas to in­vest in new or ex­panded op­er­a­tions

• Fa­cil­i­tate co­or­di­na­tion of land use and trans­porta­tion plan­ning with neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties and gov­ern­ment agen­cies • Pro­vide neigh­bour­ing res­i­dents and com­mu­ni­ties with greater clar­ity about ac­tiv­i­ties and uses that may oc­cur on port lands, and how com­mu­nity in­ter­ests will be considered

Spe­cific en­gage­ment top­ics:

• Pro­tec­tion and in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion of tradeen­abling in­dus­trial land

• Cargo, traf­fic and pas­sen­ger move­ment

• Main­tain­ing a healthy en­vi­ron­ment

• Work­ing to­gether for con­tin­ued suc­cess

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