Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

Communications, Consultation and Community Relations

Multi-year, Multi-round Consultation Process and Support to Environmental Assessment Process

Kirk & Co. worked with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to develop and implement a multi-year, multi-round consultation process for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, including production of print and web materials, such as consultation discussion guides and feedback forms, project updates and consultation summary reports.

The input that the port authority received through its consultation process has been considered in the development of the project and the proposed mitigation measures outlined in the Environmental Impact Statement, the port’s application for environmental approval.

In addition to public consultation services, Kirk & Co. provides ongoing strategic advice regarding community relations and media relations to the port, including managing an enquiry-response program to ensure that the public and stakeholders have access to timely and accurate information.

Project Background

Container traffic through Canada’s west coast is growing and is forecasted to double by 2030.

Even with recent and planned improvements at terminals in Vancouver and Prince Rupert, the west coast of Canada will still need more container capacity by the mid-2020s.

The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three-berth marine container terminal in Delta, B.C. on Canada’s west coast. If built, the terminal would provide 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units of container capacity, which will be needed as the trade of goods in containers with Asia continues to grow.

The project is currently going through a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel. The project will also need approval through a provincial environmental assessment, and requires other permits and authorizations.

Learn more: Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

Kirk & Co.’s broad experience and expertise in complex policy and large infrastructure initiatives throughout the region is evident in the advice that they provide and in the materials they produce.
Duncan Wilson, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority