Gibsons Landing Dock Upgrade Project

Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority

Sources of Funding
ICET:$326,668
DFO - Small Craft Harbours:$566,410
WestCCAP:$250,000
Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority:$167,360
Total Budget: $1,310,438
Quick Facts: 

The new float provides 24 hour access to the docks by barges, independent of tidal conditions.

The Gibsons Landing dock hosts local and visiting recreational boaters, as well as commercial marine vessels. Demand for berths exceeded the harbours capacity, and commercial fishermen had difficulties loading and unloading their vessels. Due to the lack of infrastructure, revenue from regular vessel maintenance and related services was a lost opportunity for the local economy. The added infrastructure improves dock space for loading and unloading of commercial fishing vessels, and safely supports recreational vessel maintenance and moorage.

The upgrade, completed in 2013, added a drive-on concrete float, vehicle access ramp, anchoring system, electrical and water systems to the existing dock facilities. Maintenance of the fishing fleet improved with direct access to vessels, especially benefitting service vehicles, diesel and marine maintenance personnel, refrigeration services, and other essential support activities. Safety on the dock improved with hot welding activities now carried out on the concrete float. Separating the commercial and recreational areas also provides additional safety improvements.

Loading and unloading efficiencies have reduced spoilage, improving harbour operations for the fishing fleet, and barging services now have full tidal access making transportation easier for Gambier, Keats and Paisley Islands. There is docking space for recreational boaters to stop-over and enjoy the area. The improvements support opportunities for new services such as float plane access and future passenger ferry service to downtown Vancouver.

 

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

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