Shoreline Management Plan 2019 Approved

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On February 21, 2019, the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authorities Board of Directors approved an updated amended Shoreline Management Plan. Today details of the plan have been published on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation web site.  The documents can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Particular sections to view are;

Appendices B: Considerations for Shoreline Protection Structures

Appendices D: ABCA Hazard Mapping (Not yet available)

Appendices F: Development Guidelines 2019

Also noted are changes made following some of the recent input from residents and or organizations during the comment period.


Tri-Municipal Sewage Project and Lakeshore Collection System Billing

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The Municipality of Bluewater has recently sent out invoices to select households on the lakeshore, in the areas of St. Joseph south to Grand Bend and along the north side of Hwy 83 (Dashwood Road) and the north half of Dashwood.  These invoices relate to a Sewer Master Plan project that originally began in 2004 and was part of a Tri-Municipality Sewerage Plant Project. The municipality elected to withdraw from the process in December 2011 due to lack of funding at senior levels of government. In November 2018 council directed staff to bill out the costs of the project.  A timeline of events is in this document Lakeshore Collection and Sewage Plant Costs Fact Sheet CA complied by the municipality.

BSRA is trying to clarify what correspondence about the billing for this project might have been sent to the affected residents at the time public meetings took place in 2010 and 2011.

Shoreline Management Plan (Draft) 2018

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Today the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) released the Draft Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The draft plan includes draft development guidelines and policies for proposed shore protection structures by proponents. Updates to the draft, not in the current plan, provide newer information on shoreline recession rates, ensure local policies and application of the Regulation conform to Province of Ontario policy and keep policies current in light of emerging land use trends. The draft plan identifies shoreline hazards for flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches and their impact on shoreline development. Click: HERE to review the SMP

The draft development guidelines can be found in Appendix F.  Please click: HERE to review

The previous Consultants Recommendation Report 2016  (see pages 113 – 117) is still available for comparison by clicking: HERE to review

Hazard Maps are available to determine which area your property is located i.e. Lakeshore 1 or Lakeshore 2. Click: HERE to review

Interested individuals can provide their written comments by email to – and are asked to put ‘Draft SMP 2018-2019 Review and Comment’ in the subject line. These comments must be received by January 25, 2019. For those who wish to submit comments by mail the address: 71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5 and to put ‘Draft SMP 2018-2019 Review and Comment’ on the envelope. If you have any questions you are asked to contact Planning and Regulations staff at ABCA or phone 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.


Road Grant Applications

November 30th is the deadline to submit applications for 2018