Community Engagement

Metro Vancouver is working closely with stakeholders and First Nations to ensure this project considers their interests and fits with the community.

Metro Vancouver will:

  • listen to interests and priorities
  • collaborate on how the plant is integrated with Iona Beach Regional Park and the surrounding environment
  • collaborate on resource recovery opportunities
  • provide information in a timely manner
  • take feedback to the project team and report back on how it has been addressed
  • establish a single point of contact the community can reach to discuss the project.

The project is in the Project Definition Phase (planning phase) until January 2021. The new plant will be designed and constructed between 2021 and 2030, and will be in operation by December 31, 2030.

If you or your organization would like to submit input about the project, please email ionawwtp@metrovancouver.org by October 15, 2020.

PROJECT UPDATE

On July 31, 2020 the Metro Vancouver Board endorsed the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Project design concept as presented in the report dated June 23, 2020, titled “Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Design Concept”. The Board-endorsed design concept includes tertiary treatment and range of ecological enhancement projects.

 View the report (Section E 1.1 – starting on page 12 of PDF)

 View the presentation (Section 5.2 – starting at slide 28)


Past Events and Meeting Summaries

  • Events List
    • Online meeting with Deering Island Homeowners’ Society – September 29, 2020
    • Iona Beach Regional Park pop-up engagement booth – September 26, 2020
    • Online Stakeholder Meeting (Birders & Naturalists) – September 10, 2020
    • Presentation

    • Iona Beach Regional Park pop-up engagement booth – August 24, 2020
    • Engagement booth at Burkeville Daze – June 21, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
    • Online Community Meetings – May 19 & 21, 2020

      Presentation

      Summary

    • Online stakeholder workshop (Birds, lagoons & community integration) - May 13, 2020

      Presentation

      Summary

    • Engagement booth at Richmond Public Works Open House – May 9, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
    • Online meeting with Rotary Club of Richmond - April 22, 2020
    • Community Workshop #2 – March 31, 2020 (Cancelled and rescheduled as May 2020 Online Community Meetings due to COVID-19)
    • Engagement booth at Marpole-Oakridge Family Event Day event – February 15, 2020
    • Engagement booth at VSB Student Sustainability Conference – February 14, 2020
    • Stakeholder workshop (Breaches & fish migration) – January 29, 2020
    • Engagement booth at Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event at Iona Beach Regional Park – September 21, 2019
    • Engagement booth at Wings Over Iona event at Iona Beach Regional Park – August 24, 2019
    • Stakeholder workshop (Ecology & partnerships) – June 11, 2019
    • Meeting with Vancouver Bird Advisory Committee – June 10, 2019
    • Meeting with Dunbar Resident's Association – May 7, 2019
    • Stakeholder Workshop (Birds & lagoons) – Thursday April 4, 2019

      Presentation

      Summary  

    • Community Workshop #1 - Wednesday, January 9, 2019

      Presentation

      Summary

    • Engagement booth at Iona Beach Regional Park Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – September 15, 2018
    • Iona Beach Regional Park pop-up engagement booth – July 21, 2018
    • Iona Beach Regional Park pop-up engagement booth – July 12, 2018         
    • Musqueam Celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2018

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