Public Notices

This page has current opportunities for comments and feedback to Council.

Want more opportunities to engage in City decision making?  Click here to learn more about upcoming and open engagement opportunities.

On this Page:

  • Public Hearing Prohibited

    Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8450, 2024 for 310 Blackley Street

     

    A rezoning application has been received for 310 Blackley Street. The applicant is proposing to rezone the property from M-1 (Light Industrial Districts) to RT-3A (Queensborough Townhouse Districts) to align the property with the Queensborough Eastern Neighbourhood Node (QENN) Master Plan, which is included as part of the Official Community Plan. The purpose of the rezoning is to align the zoning of 310 Blackley Street with that of the neighbouring properties, so it can be developed in accordance with the Master Plan at a later date.
     
    The rezoning application is consistent with the Official Community Plan. As per section 464(3) of the Local Government Act, a Public Hearing is prohibited for Zoning Bylaw No. 8450, 2024. Notice is provided per section 467 of the Local Government Act.
     
     
  • Public Hearing Prohibited

    Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8452, 2024 for 1005 Ewen Avenue

     

    Rezoning and Development Permit applications have been received to develop 23 townhouse and duplex units and a 331.7 sq. m. (3,570.4 sq. ft.) commercial building at 1005 Ewen Avenue. In 2019, the application was considered by Council and three readings given to Bylaw No. 8103, 2019. As the purchase of City owned property is no longer required, the application has been revised to provide access solely from Ewen Avenue and to reconfigure on-site vehicle circulation. The development would exceed Zoning Bylaw requirements for off-street resident parking. A minor variance to commercial parking (reduced from seven to six spaces) is proposed. The proposal would rezone the property from C-1 Local Commercial Districts to a site-specific, Comprehensive Development District (1005 Ewen Avenue) (CD-85). As the CD-85 zone has been revised to reflect the proposed changes, Bylaw No. 8103, 2019 is proposed to be abandoned and consideration of a new Zoning Amendment Bylaw by Council is required.
     
    The rezoning application is consistent with the Official Community Plan. As per section 464(3) of the Local Government Act, a Public Hearing is prohibited for Zoning Bylaw No. 8452, 2024. Notice is provided per section 467 of the Local Government Act.

     

    View full notice here.

    View background information (agenda package) here - PART 1

    View background information (agenda package) here - PART 2

  • Statutory Notice

    Intention to Stop Train Whistling at Furness Street Crossing

     

    Public notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 23.1 of the Railway Safety Act, New Westminster City Council will consider a resolution to stop train whistling at the Furness Street (SRY Queensborough Spur Mile 0.80) public at-grade crossing at its Regular Council meeting scheduled for Monday, May 27, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at New Westminster City Hall (located at 511 Royal Avenue).
     
    The at-grade crossing considered for train whistle cessation is located at Furness Street near Duncan Street in the Queensborough area of New Westminster and can be identified as follows:
    Furness Street (SRY Queensborough Spur Mile 0.80)
     
  • Everyone is welcome to write to Council about items on Public Hearing agendas by emailing  or by mail.

    Letters and verbal comments to Council about the proposed land use being talked about at public hearings…

    Should…

    Should not…

    Explain your support or opposition and how the proposed use will affect you

    be about people or groups of people

    …use respectful, inclusive language

    ….use abusive, offensive, vulgar, or discriminatory language

    … use language that is honest, accurate and direct

    …use terms that disguise or underplay the true intent of comments

    …focus on facts

    …speculate or make assumptions

     

  • 1. Provide Written Comments

    Written submissions by email, post or dropping off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall are welcome and encouraged.

    Written comments delivered by 5 pm, three business days before the Public Hearing will be included in the agenda package. Later comments received until the close of the hearing will be distributed on table at the meeting. All comments are published.

    E-mail: 

    Mail:
    Legislative Services Department
    511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

    Drop off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall

    2. Speak at the Meeting through Zoom or in Person
    Everyone who logs into the electronic meeting may address Council, through computer, smart device, or phone. Speakers may also attend in person in Council Chamber.

    All speakers will have five minutes to speak.

    • Advance registration is highly recommended.
    • The Speakers List will be published on this webpage at 5 p.m.
    • The meeting will be run via a Zoom webinar. 

     

    Register to speak online at: speakers.newwestcity.ca or contact Legislative Services to register to speak, or with questions about the process:

    Phone: 604-527-4523 Legislative Services 
    511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9
    E-mail: 

     

  • There are three ways to participate in the meeting:

    1. Click the Meeting ID button to watch through Zoom or your web browser, by choosing "Join from your browser"
    2. Phone: Call 778-907-2071. Enter the meeting ID 686 8875 2527 followed by #.
    3. Watch the meeting on the City's website

    Note: All Public Hearings, Council Meetings and Council Workshops have the same Meeting ID Number