Notice of Project Completion - Master Plan: Brooke Area Basin A3 Outlet

Posted on Friday May 26, 2023

In July 2008, the City of Owen Sound (City) and the Township of Georgian Bluffs completed the ‘Brooke Area Stormwater
Management Study’ which investigated drainage issues within seven drainage areas that cross the common municipal border and outlet
through the City to Georgian Bay. Brooke Area Basin A3 was identified as one of the drainage areas having multiple issues.

The City has undertaken a Master Plan study to address the drainage deficiencies identified within the Study Area specific to Brooke Basin
A3 (refer to Study Area Map) and to assist in the planning of seven individual projects (or Reaches) toward an appropriate overall
drainage strategy. This system wide approach provides for a strategic level of assessment of various options to address better the needs of
the overall system and to plan various drainage undertakings within the Study Area in a comprehensive manner.

The Study was completed in accordance with the approved environmental planning process for a Master Plan under the Municipal
Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to fulfill requirements for Schedule A/A+ and Schedule B EA projects. The Plan includes the
development and assessment of alternative solutions to address the deficiencies identified within each of the seven Reaches along the
outlet route, in a ‘top → down’ approach, providing a Recommended Solution for each Reach. Based on the Recommended Solutions
accepted by Council on May 8th, 2023, the City intends to proceed with the recommended infrastructure required to address the
drainage deficiencies identified within Brooke Area Basin A3.

Documentation of the development and review of the Recommended Solutions, including a summary of the rationale, and the planning and
consultation process, is provided in Version 2 of the Master Plan which identifies several Class EA Schedule ‘B’ projects within the
Study Area. The Master Plan is available on the City’s website and at City Hall (808 – 2nd Avenue East) for viewing purposes.

This Notice initiates the minimum 30 calendar day comment period. Interested persons may provide written comment to our project team
until June 25, 2023. All comments should be sent directly to Chris Webb at the City of Owen Sound.

City of Owen Sound
Mr. Chris Webb, P.Eng.
808 – 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4
Tel: 519-376-4530 (ext. 3300)


In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., an individual EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information.

To ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently review the request, requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (for conditions or an individual EA), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights, and any information in support of the statements in the request. The request should be sent in writing or by e-mail to:

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, College Park, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5

Requests should be copied to the City of Owen Sound. Additional information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act is available on the Ministry’s website.

This Notice of Project Completion is advertised in the Owen Sound Sun Times and is also posted on the City’s website, where additional information is provided.

This Notice first issued on May 26th, 2023.

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