En­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment reg­is­tered for new ma­rina in Port Bland­ford

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial -

The un­der­tak­ing for an en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment of a new ma­rina in Port Bland­ford has been reg­is­tered.

In a press re­lease is­sued by the Depart­ment of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment, the Port Bland­ford Ma­rina De­vel­op­ment pro­posal was listed by pro­po­nent, Fish­eries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Har­bours branch.

The pro­posal is to con­struct a new wharf, con­crete launch­way, and a 163 me­tre break­wa­ter at the Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans, Small Craft Har­bours fa­cil­ity in Port Bland­ford.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, the project will in­volve dredg­ing of the har­bour basin with an ap­prox­i­mate foot­print of 4540 square me­tres. The project is ex­pected to pro­vide im­proved launch fa­cil­i­ties and wharf in­fra­struc­ture, and nec­es­sary pro­tec­tion for ma­rina in­fra­struc­ture at the fa­cil­ity.

The un­der­tak­ing was reg­is­tered on Oct. 23, and the dead­line for pub­lic com­ments is Nov. 29.

The min­is­ter’s de­ci­sion is due by Dec. 7.

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