VHF tower construction, Burgeo, Newfoundland Labrador

The proposed project includes construction of an unstaffed, remote VHF communications tower and associated infrastructure along Route 480 in Burgeo, NL. The project will be constructed on a 4 hectare (ha) site accessed by a 300 metre (m) long road branching off the west side of Route 480. The access road is approximately 10.9 kilometres (km) north of the community of Burgeo, NL. Associated infrastructure includes the construction of two buildings, a radio equipment storage building and a generator building. The site was selected based on elevation to allow for acceptable VHF radio coverage of the south coast of NL.


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Latest update

August 30, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, must determine whether the proposed VHF tower construction near Burgeo, NL, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Coast Guard is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public [and may be posted online]. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/protection on the Registry website. Written comments must be submitted by September 30, 2021 to: Robert Barkhouse MCI Engineering/ Canadian Coast Guard Robert Barkhouse, Project Engineer P.O. Box 5667 St. John's, NL, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5X1 Telephone: 709-763-6706 Email: robert.barkhouse@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.


Canadian Coast Guard
Robert Barkhouse, MCI Engineering/ Canadian Coast Guard
P.O. Box 5667
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5T2
Telephone: 709-763-6706
Email: robert.barkhouse@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Burgeo (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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