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.

Latest update

October 19, 2021 - The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Coast Guard is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



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

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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