The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Local and Regional Government Outreach and Engagement Program provides focused engagement with local and regional governments regarding the project:
- The Local Government Elected Roundtable, established in 2012, provides a forum for the port authority and elected officials to discuss community interests, issues and benefits related to the project. The committee includes representatives from the City of Delta, City of Langley, Township of Langley, City of Richmond, City of Surrey, Metro Vancouver, Tsawwassen First Nation and the port authority. This meeting format was altered to form the Mayors’ Roundtable – South of Fraser in 2017.
- The Mayors’ Roundtable – South of Fraser was formed in 2017 after feedback from mayors and elected officials to discuss a broader range of topics with the port authority. The committee includes mayors from the City of Delta, City of Langley, Township of Langley, City of Richmond, the chair of Metro Vancouver, the Chief of Tsawwassen First Nation, and a member of the executive team of the port authority.
- The Local Government Technical Liaison Committees facilitate regular communication between project staff and staff from the City of Delta, City of Langley, Township of Langley, City of Richmond and City of Surrey. These meetings allow members of the committees to share technical information, issues and interests regarding the project.
The port authority also created the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Working Group Process to provide a forum to meet collectively with representatives from federal, provincial, local and regional governments, and Aboriginal groups. The focus of the working group meetings was to provide an opportunity for the port authority to present its proposed assessment approach, and to receive questions and feedback from group members on the proposed approach.
Summary reports and records of meetings from the port authority’s consultation and engagement with local government are available on here.