Rocky View County Withdraws SR-1 Objections
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Rocky View County Council has voted to withdraw its objections to seeing the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project proceed through the environmental and regulatory review processes.
In December of 2018, County Council voted to oppose the project commonly called SR-1, unless other flood mitigation options were subjected to a full analysis. Council agreed at their May 12, 2020 meeting to allow SR-1 to undergo the federal government’s Natural Resources Conservation Board review, and provincial regulatory processes without opposition from Rocky View County.
The decision came after the Province announced $196.3 million to help continue work on SR-1 over the next three years. With the province’s clear commitment to SR-1, Rocky View County will allow any concerns or issues over the project to be dealt with through the relevant approval processes.
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