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


Environmental Assessment


Sheet Harbour Aggregate Quarry Project


This is to advise that on January 31, 2019, Dexter Construction Company Limited registered the Sheet Harbour Aggregate Quarry Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to develop a rock quarry to supply aggregate markets on the Eastern Shore and beyond with quality construction aggregate. The project is located within 81 hectares on PID 40832503 off Marine Gateway Road in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. The project is anticipated to commence in 2020 with initial volumes of 50,000 tonnes per year. Depending on market demand the anticipated life of the project is 20 – 50 years.

Minister's Decision

On March 22, 2019, the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has determined 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 information regarding water resources and fish.

Project Documents

Registration Document

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until March 2, 2019.

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 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.