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Public involvement is an integral part of the Environmental Assessment (EA) process and key to the success of the New Waste Management Capacity Project. As such, the public and Aboriginal people have been encouraged to participate in the development of the approved Terms of Reference (ToR) and EA Report.
The consultation approach enables two-way communication between the City and interested parties. All involvement activities undertaken for the ToR and EA are documented in the ToR and EA Report. A Consultation Plan is presented in the ToR.
Through involvement in the preparation and review of the ToR and EA Report, interested parties had an early opportunity to be involved in the process and to obtain information about the Project proposal that may affect them. It also allowed the community to decide early in the planning process about the level of their concern and their need for continued participation in the process. Specific opportunities for involvement include:
Members of the public, government agencies, Aboriginal communities and other interested persons are encouraged to participate in Project open houses that are being held during the course of the Project. To date, the following activities have occurred:
A summary of consultation activities are included in both the ToR and EA Report as Record of Consultation, see the Links & Documents page.