The future of the Port Dalhousie Piers it taking shape.
Updated detailed design drawings and cost estimates for the east and west piers and inner harbour have been supplied to the City by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The drawings are based on the public’s request to have the piers restored to allow pedestrian access and boat mooring. Residents can view the drawings at www.portpiers.com or www.stcatharines.ca/Piers.
To prepare for the future rehabilitation of the piers Fisheries and Oceans Canada will commence an environmental review of the proposed detailed design for the restoration of the piers and inner harbour structures.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has also informed the City of its interest to divest itself of the piers. City Council received information about the divestiture process during an in-camera session at the May 29 City Council meeting.\
The Port Dalhousie piers are owned by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and leased to the City of St. Catharines. The piers were closed in April 2015, following an engineering investigation that recommended closing the piers based on damage to their substructure.
As a safety reminder to residents, additional sections of the east and west piers have been temporarily closed due to the record water levels in Lake Ontario. Temporary fencing was installed April 28 and will remain in place for the foreseeable future.