Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Chapman Brothers - Westchester Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise that on November 19, 2021, Chapman Bros. Construction Ltd. registered the Westchester Quarry Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is for the continued operation and expansion of the existing quarry located at 2327 Westchester Road, in the community of Rose, Cumberland County, NS. The company is currently applying to expand the existing quarry to 40.36ha to allow continued operations for the next 50+ years. Future aggregate production rates are anticipated to increase from 25,000 metric tonnes per year up to 100,000 metric tonnes per year, pending demand. The associated activities are expected to remain consistent with the current quarry operations.

Minister's Decision

On January 18, 2022, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided that the Registration information was insufficient to make a decision on the Project and that additional information is required in accordance with Section 13(1)a of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The Proponent must provide additional information regarding surface water resources and fish and fish habitat.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments* on the Registration Document will be accepted until 19 December 2021

Comments online

Comments* can be submitted via our online consultation form.

In writing

The public is invited to submit written comments* to:

Environmental Assessment Branch
Environment and Climate Change
P.O. Box 442
Halifax, NS, B3J 2P8
Fax: (902) 424-6925

Or, contact the department:

Phone: (902) 424-3600
Fax: (902) 424-6925

* All comments received from the public consultation will be posted on the department's website for public viewing (after the Minister of Environment has made a decision on this environmental assessment). In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information will be removed before being placed on the website. By submitting your comments, you are consenting to the posting of your comments on the department's website.