Consultation is an integral component of the Environmental Assessment (EA) process. Consultation provides opportunities for two-way communication with interested stakeholders and enables the identification of potentially significant issues early in the decision making process.
Newspaper advertisements, regular communications distributed to the project’s contact list, and this project website are intended to notify members of the public and interested stakeholders at key milestones in the study process. Notifications are published in the following newspapers:
- Belleville Intelligencer
- Belleville (Quinte) Community Press
Project updates will also be published in BELLEVILLE Magazine, the municipality’s quarterly publication which is distributed to all households in Belleville and is available online.
The following Ontario Government Notices have been published to date:
Public Information Centres
Two Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held throughout the planning process to allow the public opportunities to review and comment on project details. The PICs will be an open house format where those interested can review the progress of the project through the design and planning process, provide input to the study, and exchange information with the Project Team.
The first PIC was held on Thursday December 14, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at The Banquet Centre in Belleville to introduce the study and to provide agencies, interested groups, business representatives and members of the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed alternatives and to present the proposed evaluation process. Members of the project team were available at the PIC to discuss the project and answer any questions.
PIC #1 was a joint session with the Hwy 62 Norris Whitney Bridge Rehabilitation/Replacement project. For more information on this project, please visit www.hwy62norriswhitney.ca.
Display materials presented at the PIC can be found below:
- 1 – Hwy 401 Belleville PIC 1 Displays
- 2 – Hwy 401 Existing Conditions & Hwy 401 Widening Displays
- 3 – Hwy 401 Long List Screening Alternatives
- 4 – Hwy 401 Short List of Alternatives
If you wish to send a scanned copy of your completed comment sheet from the PIC, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you wish to submit comments electronically, please contact us here. Please submit completed comment sheets by January 18, 2018.
If you have comments after this date, feel free to contact us here , or e-mail us at email@example.com.