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


Environmental Assessment


Williamsdale Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise on October 11, 2017, Dexter Construction Company Limited registered the Williamsdale Quarry Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the existing quarry located at 1736 Wentworth-Collingwood Road in Williamsdale, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. It is noted that the existing quarry has been in operation as a Department of Environment and Climate Change approved quarry since 1998. The land associated with the expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of 31.3 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 quality aggregate of approximately 50,000 tonnes/year, for use primarily in the road construction industry in Cumberland and Colchester Counties. It is intended that the future use of the quarry will be identical, or very similar, to what has taken place at the site since its inception.

Minister's Decision

On November 30, 2017 the Minister of Environment released a decision 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.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until November 10, 2017.

Opportunities for Public Input

Comments can be submitted via our online consultation form.

In writing

The public is invited to submit written comments to:
Environmental Assessment Branch
Department of Environment and Climate Change
P.O. Box 442
Halifax, NS, B3J 2P8

Or, contact the department:

Phone: 902-424-3600
Fax: 902-424-6925

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.