Town moves ahead with restoration projects to repair flood damage

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

Town Council has given staff the green light to proceed with a number of restoration projects related to the significant flooding Oakville experienced last year due to high lake levels.

Staff identified the following restoration projects as high priorities for completion in 2018:

  • Dingle Park
  • Lakeside Park shoreline and retaining wall
  • Carrington Promenade
  • Bronte Harbour walkway rehabilitation
  • Coronation Park pathway relocation and walkway lighting relocation
  • Gairloch Gardens east end pathway reconstruction
  • Gairloch Gardens seawall reconstruction (design in 2018, construction in 2019)
  • Sixteen Mile Creek slope stabilization on the east side
  • Town owned Sixteen Mile Creek slope stabilization north of Rebecca Street bridge

“Oakville’s shoreline and lakeside parks are popular destinations,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “It’s important that we undertake these restoration projects so that residents can fully enjoy these spaces as soon as possible.”

The town will also replace and relocate the Bronte Harbour launch ramp, repair the supporting launch ramp seawall and make a number of infrastructure repairs required at Oakville and Bronte Harbours.

Council approved $3,789,000 in funding to cover the restoration costs with $2,035,000 coming from the General Working Capital reserve fund. The town will submit an updated claim for cost recovery to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. If the application is successful the funds will be returned to the applicable funding source.

Staff continue to monitor lake levels which are currently about 150-200 mm (6”-8”) lower than they were at this time last year.

To read the complete staff report, review the March 26, 2018 Community Services Committee agenda.