Coal Camp Helmet - Red Deer River Bank Armouring Project
UPDATE – MAY 2022:
Since completion of the design, the County has shortlisted qualified contractors and obtained the required approvals from Alberta Environment and Parks, however, has yet to obtain approvals from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
The County’s consultant has met with DFO several times to try and determine where discrepancies lie in the Counties’ submission and further meetings have been held with the Minister of Environment and Parks as well as the area Member of Parliament to discuss the importance of this project being completed.
The intention is to complete construction in 2022, however without approvals in place the project will be unable to move forward.
UPDATE – OCTOBER 2021:
The final design of the bank armouring has been completed. The project has now moved into the approvals stage.
In order to proceed, the County requires approval from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), as well as the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
After submitting for approvals to both agencies, the DFO initially was seeking several major design changes to accommodate fish habitat. After several follow up discussions, the DFO has committed to approving the project with minimal design changes, however this approval has not been received as of the date of this posting.
This process has unfortunately caused a delay in the anticipated timeline for this process, which will lead to a delay in construction commencement.
As soon as the approvals are received, the project can move forward into the tender and construction stages. Construction is currently estimated to begin late 2021 or early 2022.
REVIEW TO DATE:
A live and interactive Virtual Town Hall Meeting was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
On audio file of the event will be posted here for those who did not participate on the evening. Thank you to the community for the questions and strong turnout.
The town hall provided information regarding river bank amouring work to be carried out adjacent to the Coal Camp Hamlet located on the west end of Division 5.
The Virtual Telephone Town Hall featured a PowerPoint Presentation on the proposed project as it sits at this early stage. View it at the below link: