Notice of study commencement for Sheldon Creek Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Sheldon Creek Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study

Queen Elizabeth Parkway to Lake Ontario

The Study

The Town of Oakville has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to assess flood risks along the Sheldon Creek within the Town limits. The focus of this study will be to understand these risks and then establish approaches to mitigate them. This study builds on the 2008 "Town-wide Flood Prioritization Study Review," by undertaking a more detailed study of creek channel reaches with flood-prone sites in an effort to determine the most viable and responsible mitigation options.

The Process

The study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule B project under the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Municipal Class EA document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Two Public Information Centre (PICs) are being planned to discuss issues related to the project, including alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, environmental impacts and mitigation measures. PIC dates and details will be advertised as the study progresses. Once the study is complete, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared and available for public review and comment. A Notice of Completion will be issued at that stage.

Comments Invited

The town appreciates your feedback and encourages you to get involved. A key component of the study is consultation with interested stakeholders, Indigenous groups, the public, landowners and regulatory agencies. You are encouraged to provide your comments so that they may be considered in the study. If you would like further information on the study, have any questions or comments, or would like to be added to the study mailing list, please contact:

Kristina Parker
Water Resources Engineer, Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3889

Ron Scheckenberger
Project Manager, Wood
905-335-2353, ext. 3109

Information related to the study and consultation process will also be posted on our Flood Mitigation Opportunities for Sheldon Creek page.

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

This Notice first issued on December 7, 2017.