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


Environmental Assessment


Nictaux Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise on April 30, 2015, Dexter Construction Company Limited registered the Nictaux Quarry Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the existing Nictaux Quarry located at 93 Wanda Lynn Drive, Nictaux, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. It is noted that the existing quarry has been in operation at this location since 1999. The expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of 21.9 hectares (including the existing quarry) of land, with an expected project life of 20 years. The quarry will provide aggregate, primarily used in the road construction industry in Annapolis County. It is intended that the ongoing use of the quarry will be identical, or very similar, to what has taken place at the site since its inception.

Minister's Decision

On June 19, 2015 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:31k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:170k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until May 30, 2015.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public on request.