Roberts Bank Terminal 2 is a proposed new marine container terminal on Canada’s west coast led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. If approved and built, Roberts Bank Terminal 2 would play a critical role in supporting Canadian exporters and consumers of goods who increasingly want to trade with economies around the world.
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project involves the construction of a new three-berth marine container terminal in the Port of Vancouver in Delta, British Columbia. The terminal would be located in deep, subtidal waters to minimize environmental effects. The project would be funded by the financially self-sufficient port authority and private investment.
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The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project has been undergoing a federal environmental review since 2013. In 2016, an independent review panel was appointed by the minister of environment and climate change to lead the assessment, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
The review phase of the environmental assessment concluded in August 2019 with the closing of the public record following a six-week public hearing. The independent review panel evaluated what they heard and the information received throughout the environmental assessment process to develop its Federal Review Panel Report for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. This was submitted to the minister of environment and climate change on March 27, 2020.
The government requested we provide further information, through an information request. As a result, the federal timeline for decision making has been paused, and will resume once the information provided satisfies the request. We will look to provide this information to government by early 2021 and are hopeful that a decision can be made prior to next summer.
The project is also subject to regulatory approvals and permits, market conditions and a final investment decision. Construction would take approximately six years.