Deltaport Third Berth Project Community Liaison Committee Underway



    VANCOUVER, March 29 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) today
announced the formation of the Deltaport Third Berth Project Community Liaison
Committee (DCLC).
    The purpose of the DCLC is to work with the VPA during the construction
and first year operation of the Deltaport Third Berth Project at Roberts Bank.
The committee will discuss community concerns, develop potential solutions to
address those concerns, and assist in communicating information among the
community, VPA and other port stakeholders.
    "The VPA is optimistic about the launch of the Deltaport Third Berth
Project Community Liaison Committee," said Lori Lindahl, Vice President,
Corporate Services, Vancouver Port Authority and the VPA's representative on
the committee. "The committee has an important social mandate and I am sure
the members are ready for the challenges of representing the views of the
broader community."
    The committee's members include residents, representatives from
businesses and community groups, and port stakeholders from Delta.
Collectively, they bring to the table a variety of interests, geographic
representation within Delta and a wealth of expertise and experience, both
technical and social.
    For more information on the Deltaport Third Berth Project Community
Liaison Committee, visit
http://www.portvancouver.com/the_port/community_liaison_committee.html

    The Port of Vancouver, Canada's Flagship Port is Canada's largest and
most diversified port, trading more than $53 billion in goods with more than
90 trading economies annually. Port activities generate 69,200 jobs in total
with $4 billion in Gross Domestic Product and $8.9 billion in economic output.

    For information on the composition of DCLC, please refer to the
Backgrounder: DCLC


    Backgrounder

    Deltaport Third Berth Project Community Liaison Committee (DCLC)

    The Deltaport Third Berth Project Community Liaison Committee (DCLC)
consists of 18 individuals representing residents, community associations and
businesses in Delta, as well as port stakeholder groups.

    The Deltaport Third Berth Community Liaison Committee is comprised of:

    Leslie Abramson, Tsawwassen Resident
    Andrew Bak, Tsawwassen First Nation
    Steve Bayley, Sunbury Neighbourhood Association
    Farida Bishay, Tsawwassen Resident
    Robert Butler, Delta Farmers' Institute
    Alan Cadwell, Ladner Resident
    Teresa Cooper, Ladner Resident
    Colin Donaldson, TSI Terminal Systems Inc.
    Roger Emsley, Ladner Resident
    Byng Giraud, Ladner Resident
    Bernita Iversen, Corporation of Delta
    Lori Lindahl, Vancouver Port Authority
    Linda McKay, Tsawwassen Resident
    Clint Morgan, Delta Chamber of Commerce
    Carl Nygren, Tsawwassen Resident
    Michael Owen, Ladner Resident
    Victor Rivers, Tsawwassen Resident
    Mike Schneider, Tsawwassen Resident

    The purpose of the Committee is to work with the VPA during the
construction and first year operation phase of the third-berth at Deltaport to
identify community concerns, develop potential solutions to address those
concerns and assist in communicating information among the community, VPA and
other port stakeholders.
    To find out more about the DCLC, visit the VPA web site at
http://www.portvancouver.com/the_port/community_liaison_committee.html




For further information:

For further information: Anne McMullin, Director, Corporate
Communications and Public Affairs, Vancouver Port Authority, (604) 665-9069
(office), (604) 665-9073 (fax), (778) 231-6978 (cellular),
anne.mcmullin@portvancouver.com; For more information on any of these stories,
call 1-888 PORTVAN, Or, send an email to: public_affairs@portvancouver.com

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