Trans Mountain, City of Coquitlam sign $1 million parks agreement

Trans Mountain signed Community Benefit Agreements totaling $7.35 million with communities along 91% of pipeline corridor

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Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline route.

The community of Coquitlam and Trans Mountain have entered into a memorandum of understanding for a community benefit agreement that will see a $1,000,000 dollar contribution toward funding improvements to Mackin Park.

Trans Mountain has been pursuing community benefit agreements with those along the proposed pipeline corridor to provide direct benefits to communities, if the expansion project is approved and constructed.

“Today’s agreement demonstrates Trans Mountain’s ongoing commitment to providing direct benefits to communities impacted by the Expansion,” said Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada.

This is the first Metro Vancouver community along the proposed pipeline corridor to sign a community benefit agreement.

“ We are pleased our Community Benefit Program can support Coquitlam’s plans to improve to Mackin Park, as we all share the value of the importance of Metro Vancouver park space,” said Anderson.

The agreement was signed as part of an overall effort underway by Kinder Morgan Canada to provide tangible benefits to pipeline-affected communities impacted by the construction of the proposed pipeline, in recognition of the public inconveniences and temporary disruption.

Including today’s agreement with Coquitlam, the company has signed community benefit agreements totaling $7.35 million with communities along 91 per cent of the pipeline corridor.

Additional agreements with municipalities and communities along the pipeline corridor are expected as project planning continues.

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