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Flood plan to protect Ladner Village

Delta to also look for additional grant opportunities to help fund the costly project
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The Ladner flood protection project includes approximately 500 metres of dike upgrades along Chisholm Street to meet provincial standards and raising and upgrading Chisholm Street to increase its elevation.

The City of Delta is hoping to land federal dollars to help in long-term flood protection efforts for Ladner Village.

Council last week agreed to apply for a grant from the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund for the design and construction of Ladner Village Flood Protection Project.

The program provides a 40-per cent federal cost share for total eligible project costs and projects are to be completed by 2032.

According to Delta staff, the estimated cost of the Ladner project is about $19 million and includes dike upgrades, Chisholm Street upgrades and local pump station upgrades.

The federal cost share would be $7.6 million and Delta’s share is estimated to be about $11.4 million over 10 years.

Applicants are not required to have secured their share of project costs at the time of application.

The infrastructure Canada program is a 10-year, $2 billion national program to support communities with projects to mitigate climate-related risks and natural hazards.

Last year, an additional $1,375 billion in federal funding was announced with a spit between “small-scale” projects ranging from $1 million to $20 million and “large-scale” projects over $20 million.

If successful, the Ladner project would be brought back to council for approval with confirmation of city funding to be determined in the Delta’s long-term financial plan.