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Class Environmental Assessment Study

Drainage Master Plan

The City is undertaking a Drainage Master Plan to identify the existing drainage deficiencies and develop drainage solutions to address the deficiencies, reduce flooding, resolve public safety concerns and improve maintenance opportunities throughout Barrie.

Status: The Notice of Study Commencement was published in June 2017. A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on November 2, 2017.

Consultant:  C.C. Tatham & Associates Limited

Study Level: Municipal Class EA – Master Planning Process, Approach #1

Purpose: To consider design alternatives and establish the preferred recommended design alternative for drainage improvements throughout the City of Barrie.

Scope: The study is being completed in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Planning Process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).  Alternative drainage solutions will be developed and evaluated based on their natural, physical, social, cultural, and economic impacts and the opportunities and constraints of the project.  The Master Plan will become the basis for, and be used in support of, future investigations for Schedule B and C projects identified within it.  The Study Area excludes the Sophia Creek watershed and Mulcaster drainage area which was studied under a separate project.

Key Considerations: Impacts on property, municipal road systems, public safety and the natural environment.

Public Information Centre:  A Public Information Centre was held 4pm–7pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Dorian Parker Centre, 227 Sunnidale Road. 

Public Information Centre Display Boards

The public is invited to review and provide comments the alternative solutions, which will be considered in the selection and development of a preferred alternative solution. Comments can be submitted by via the Comments PDF or Online Survey.

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