Here’s What Oakville is Doing to Address Issues Along a Popular Creek

If you're a resident of the Town of Oakville or frequent the area, you may have noticed some concerning problems in the area of Upper Middle Road and Culham Street.

According to the town, along Munn's Creek there has been an issue of erosion and creek instability between Upper Middle Road and Culham Street.

This issue, however, is not going unnoticed by the town.

In order to address this problem, the Town of Oakville has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study.

Failure of existing bank protection and bank erosion is common throughout the study area. This was discovered in the town-wide 2015 Creek Erosion Inventory and Assessment Study.

Both issues have the potential to impact residential properties.

On the Town of Oakville website the goal of the study is highlighted, "This study will develop, evaluate and recommend preferred alternatives to reduce the risk from creek erosion and possibly stabilizing creek banks as needed in areas of concern."

The study is being carried out in agreement with Schedule B requirements that are outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class EA (October 2000, as amended to 2015) - this is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

A key component of the study is the involvement of Oakville stakeholders, Indigenous groups, the public, landowners and regulatory agencies.

For more deatils, or if you have questions have questions, or would like to be added to the study mailing list, contact:

Diana Friesen, B.Sc., C.E.T.
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3904, diana [dot] friesen [at] oakville [dot] ca

Roger Phillips, PhD, P.Geo.
Geomorphologist, Aquafor Beech Limited
289-290-4442, phillips [dot] r [at] aquaforbeech [dot] com

Two Public Information Centre's (PICs) will take place in order to discuss issues regarding the project, including alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, environmental impacts and mitigation measures.

The dates and details of the PICs will be advertised.

Once the study is finished, the project file containing a complete record of the activities associated with the planning of the project will be made available for public review and comment.

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