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Environmental Assessment


Hartville Quarry Expansion Project


On 14 May 2024, Alva Construction Ltd registered the Hartville Quarry Expansion Project, Hants County for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the existing Hartville Quarry from 3.988 ha to 10.118 ha to allow for the continued production and stockpiling of aggregate used in a wide variety of local construction and infrastructure projects. The proposed undertaking will take place at 783 Ellershouse Road, Windsor-West Hants Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia (PIDs 45407111, 45007903, 45407095). The quarry is accessed by an unnamed gravel road leading off Ellershouse Road and is approximately 3.6 km south of the intersection of Trunk 1 and Ellershouse Road (44.960°N, -63.994°W). The project's lifespan will be an estimated 35 years with continued production of an average of 50,000-100,000 tonnes of aggregate annually; based on current market demands. The expected commencement of the proposed project is Summer 2024.

Minister's Decision

On 3 July 2024, 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 13 June 2024.

All comments received from the public consultation will be 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 website.