Class Environmental Assessment - Geraldton Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrades

Class Environmental Assessment                                               Geraldton Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrades

The Municipality of Greenstone (the Municipality) is planning to expand its existing sewage collection system to accommodate the Greenstone Gold Hardrock Mine project temporary construction camp. The existing Geraldton Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) is nearing its Certificate of Approval-rated capacity, and improvements will be needed to accept additional flows from the temporary construction camp and from planned growth areas in the Municipality. There are also some existing areas at the Geraldton WPCP where improvements will take place, such as legacy process equipment and plant configuration from the previous expansion, and outfall pipe flow restrictions to Hardrock Creek.
To identify the preferred solution, the Municipality will evaluate potential alternative methods to address the current and future population’s needs compared to the Geraldton WPCP’s existing capacity and conditions. The study will proceed through the planning process for a Schedule C project outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) (as amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015).

Public Consultation
Public and agency consultation is a key component of the Class EA process. A project-specific public consultation centre is planned for spring 2019. If you wish to be placed on the mailing list to receive notices and information directly, or, if you wish to provide comments at any time during the Class EA process, you can do so by contacting the following individuals:
Brian Aaltonen,  Municipality of Greenstone Director of Public Services,  807-854-1100 ext. 2060
Geoff Kooymans, M.Eng., P.Eng.,  Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Project Manager,  519-514-1660

Please note, comments will be maintained for inclusion in the project file and will become part of the public record. Personal information (such as an individual’s name plus address, telephone number or property location) is collected Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the EA Act. Any personal information you provide will become part of a public record that is available to the general public, unless you request your personal information be confidential.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019