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Environmental Assessment


Six Mile Brook Pit Expansion and Reclamation of Historic Workings Project


On 12 April 2024, SW Weeks Construction Ltd registered the Six Mile Brook Pit Expansion and Reclamation of Historic Workings Project, County for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand an existing gravel pit located on the Six Mile Brook Road, Six Mile Brook, Pictou County, Nova Scotia (PID#00834739). The existing pit has been owned by SW Weeks for approximately 27 years. The land associated with the expanded pit will occupy a maximum of 20.5 hectares, which includes the existing pit footprint. Over the lifetime of the project SW Weeks expects to extract approximately 500,000 cubic meters of material, with continued seasonal operation until stockpiles are depleted. Based on current production rates the project is expected to have a 10–20-year lifespan. The expanded pit will support continued extraction and production of aggregate products used primarily in road construction within Pictou County. It is expected that the continued use of the pit will be identical, or very similar, to historic use at the site.

Minister's Decision

On 3 June 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 12 May 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.