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


Environmental Assessment


Welshtown Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise that on Nov 3, 2020, Dexter Construction Company Limited registered the Welshtown 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 at 10740 Upper Clyde Road, Welshtown, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. The existing quarry has been in operation for approximately 5 years. The land associated with the expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of 35.3 hectares, which includes the existing quarry footprint. A project life of up to 40 years is expected. The expanded quarry will support continued extraction and production of aggregate products used primarily in the road construction industry in 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 2021 construction season with production volumes of approximately 50,000 tonnes per year during years in which the quarry is active.

Minister's Decision

On December 21, 2020, the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning the review of the Welshtown Quarry Expansion Project. 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.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until December 3, 2020.

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 department's website.