TFN Chris Hartman's Presentation to the Delta Chamber of Commerce February 2011
1<br />Tsawwassen First Nation Open for Business<br />Delta Chamber of Commerce<br />February 16, 2011<br />
2<br />Our Community<br />TFN community is advantageously located in a picturesque setting.<br /><ul><li>30 kilometers from both downtown Vancouver and the U.S. border,
adjacent to Deltaport, international gateway for Pacific shipping.
direct access to the Deltaport Way, Highway 17 and the new South Fraser Perimeter Road
a prime transportation hub connecting traffic throughout the Lower Mainland and to the US and Vancouver Island</li></li></ul><li>3<br />OurTreaty<br />April 3, 2009, TFN ratified the first urban treaty in BC,<br /><ul><li>reconciling our aboriginal rights and title, and fulfilling our right to self-government.
provides TFN with municipal-like jurisdiction and ownershipover 1,800 acres (724 hectares).
became a full member of the regional district of Metro Vancouver.</li></li></ul><li>4<br />Governance Structure<br />TFN is governedby<br /><ul><li>our Legislative Assembly
our Executive Council - oversees the daily affairs of the Nation.</li></ul>Recognized as municipal jurisdiction in BC Legislation<br />
5<br />Land Ownership<br />Stabilized land ownership system through: <br />BC Land Title Office<br />Tsawwassen Land Act<br />Tsawwassen Lands<br /><ul><li>Tsawwassen Fee Simple Interests (TSFI’s)
Tsawwassen Public Lands</li></ul>Strengthened marketability of land leases<br />
6<br />Development Process<br />Manage land development similar to a municipal government,<br /><ul><li> put in place regulatory processes for zoning, subdivision, building permits, development permits, and off-site levies to ensure growth is managed effectively.</li></ul>All Tsawwassen laws online at www.tsawwassenfirstnation.com<br />
7<br />Opportunities<br />As inventory of developable land in the Lower Mainland continues to shrink,<br /><ul><li>TFN poised to realize benefits from land development.
poised to unlock the potential of our strategically located lands
offering partners unprecedented opportunity to take an active role in the industrial, residential and commercial revitalization of our lands</li></li></ul><li>8<br />TFN Land Use Plan<br />
9<br />Industrial Lands<br />TFN Industrial Lands adjacent to Deltaport, Canada’s largest container-port complex and bulk-commodities terminal<br />Unparalleled access to major railroad and highway networks<br />Can support state-of-the-art intermodal, goods-handling, light manufacturing, warehousing and distribution services<br />Industrial real estate in Metro Vancouver is one of the most stable and attractive in North America<br />
10<br />Industrial Lands<br />Secured funding from the Canada Economic Action Plan to initiate development of our industrial lands<br /><ul><li>servicing of first 100 acres will be completed Spring 2011.
new overpass that will create new entrance to the Industrial Lands - completed by Spring 2012</li></ul>First steps towards developing this business park into the dominant goods-handling facility on the West Coast<br />Seeking development partner for initial 100 acres<br />
11<br />Commercial Development<br />Exploring development of 100 acres as a vibrant commercial area<br /><ul><li>locally supported restaurants and shops offer residents a thriving local marketplace
larger retail and office facilities will serve local and regional demands.</li></li></ul><li>12<br />Residential Lands<br />Highly desirable location offers future residents a rare closeness with the natural beauty found only along the coast of British Columbia<br />A ‘complete community’ with<br /><ul><li> a mix of uses where you can live, work, shop and play
convenient walking and bike access to open spaces, shopping and services.</li></ul>TFN developing detailed Neighbourhood Plan for initial 250 acres<br />
13<br />Sustainability<br />Essential that our lands are developed in an environmentally and culturally sustainable manner, while also providing economic benefits<br />TFN has a long history of environmental stewardship.<br />Employment for our Members will ensure that we can all participate in this exciting growth<br />“A working model of an environmentally sustainable, self-sufficient and culturally proud First Nations community.”<br />
14<br />Economic Development Corporation<br />TFN Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) established to develop TFN land assets in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner and to facilitate business relationships.<br /><ul><li>actively seeking partners to develop the skills, training and employment side of these developments
ensure our Members will benefit from the creation of new jobs and business opportunities and become active contributors to the local economy
led by experienced Board of Directors with TFN representation</li></li></ul><li>15<br />Partnerships &Opportunities<br />Look forward to forging strong and lasting partnerships to realize the full economic potential of our lands<br />With diverse land assets, a strategic location and a local trained labour force, TFN offers a variety of partnership opportunities<br />Stable and predictable ownership model <br />
16<br />Joint Ventures<br />With diverse land assets, a strategic location and a locally trained labour force, TFN offers a variety of partnership opportunities<br />Strategic partnership with Matcon Civil Constructors<br /><ul><li> leveraged reputation and experience
win / win</li></li></ul><li>17<br />Open for Business!<br />Build a vibrant,prosperous and complete community that will flourish for generations<br />Looking for committed business partners with a track record of community investment<br />Join us to build an amazing community!<br />