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 15 December 2022, Chapman Bros Construction Ltd registered an additional information addendum to the Westchester Quarry Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The additional information addresses the request made by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on more information relating to the potential impacts on surface water resources, fish and fish habitat. 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 13 February 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision (PDF) concerning the review of the Westchester Quarry Expansion Project. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)(b) of the Environment Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions (PDF).

Project Documents



Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Additional Information Registration Document were accepted until 24 January 2023.

All comments received from the public consultation are posted on the department's website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information were removed before being placed on the website.