Port Metro Vancouver launches first phase of community engagement that will shape policies on land use, development, identify appropriate uses of land, water across Port's jurisdiction; Land Use Plan aims to engage parties with stake in future of Gateway

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , January 30, 2012 (press release) – Community Engagement Marks the First Step Forward

Today, Port Metro Vancouver launches the first phase of engagement that will inform the process to update the Port’s Land Use Plan. The Land Use Plan will articulate policies on land use and development, and identify the types of uses appropriate on land and water across the Port’s jurisdiction.

In 2010, Port Metro Vancouver embarked on a visioning process to engage representative parties with a stake in the future of the Gateway, and to create a strategic vision for the future. The work being done to update the Port’s Land Use Plan builds on that process.

“Port Metro Vancouver’s process to update our Land Use Plan marks the next step in planning for the future,” said Robin Silvester, President and CEO, Port Metro Vancouver, “The Land Use Plan will balance diverse perspectives and enable the Port to fulfill our mandate to facilitate the growth of Canadian trade in the most efficient and sustainable way.”

The Land Use Plan process will include four phases, beginning today and concluding with the last phase in late 2013. For more information on Port Metro Vancouver’s Land Use Plan process, including a timeline of community engagement and information meetings, please visit our website.

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