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Environmental Assessment


Granite Village Quarry Expansion Project


On 22 March 2023, Municipal Enterprises Limited registered the GRANITE VILLAGE QUARRY EXPANSION PROJECT for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand an existing quarry located north of Highway 103, at 11260 Highway 103, near East Port L’Hebert, Queens County, Nova Scotia. The existing quarry has been in operation for over 20 years. The land associated with the expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of 8.0 hectares, which includes the existing quarry footprint. The expanded quarry will support continued extraction and production of quality aggregate products used primarily in the road construction industry in Queens County and Shelburne County. It is expected that the continued use of the quarry will be identical, or very similar, to historic use at the site. The project is anticipated to commence during the 2023 construction season with production volumes of approximately 50,000 tonnes per year during years in which the quarry is active.

Minister's Decision

On 11 May 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision (PDF) 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 conditions (PDF)

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until 21 April 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 will be removed before being placed on the website.