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  • Notice of Study Completion - Wayne and Waratah Stormwater Management Study

    Created: Monday, March 27, 2017


    The Town of Newmarket has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to develop a stormwater management strategy to address flooding concerns in the Wayne Drive and Waratah Avenue Area (See Study Area Map).
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    The study has defined existing problems and opportunities, considered and evaluated solutions and identified preferred SWM strategies. The study follows the Master Planning Process of the Municipal Engineers' Association Municipal Class EA Approach #2, which will fulfill the requirements for Schedule B projects. Public Information Centres were held in October 2016 and May 2017.

    The preliminary preferred SWM strategy has identified two Schedule B projects whose requirements are being satisfied under this Master Plan. These projects are described as follows:

    Project 1: Install a berm around Waratah Avenue Channel Outlet with improved inlet control structure.

    Project 2: Construct SWM Facility within Philmore Hamilton Park.



    A Master Plan Project File Report documenting the planning and decision making process has been prepared and is available for review for 30 calendar days beginning November 9, 2017 and ending December 8, 2017 at the following location, during regular business hours:

    Town of Newmarket Clerk’s Office

    395 Mulock Drive  Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4X7


    If concerns regarding the Project (i.e Projects 1 and 2 as listed above) remain unresolved after consulting with Town staff, a person can request that the Project be subject to a Part II Order by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. Part II Order requests must be written and received by the Minister and the Director, Environmental Approvals Branch of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change at the following addresses within the 30-day review period from November 9, 2017 to December 8, 2017. A copy of the Part II Order must also be provided to the Town representative listed above.

    Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

    77 Wellesley Street West, Ferguson Block, 11th Floor, Toronto, ON M7A 2TS

    Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

    Director, Environmental Approvals Branch

    135 Street Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON M4V 1P5


    Comments from review agencies and members of the public are encouraged now and throughout the study.  Information regarding this study will be posted on the Town’s website as it becomes available.
    Jen Slykhuis, Senior Environmental  Co-ordinator
    Town of Newmarket
    395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328, STN Main
    Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
    905-953-5300 ext. 2506