Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Residential Housing Units and Ancillary Structures Demolition – Newport Corner

June 12, 2022 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by July 1, 2022 to:
Danilo Botti, Project Director
Mailing Address:  101 colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Ontario, Canada, K1A 0K2

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which consists of the demolition of the residential housing units (RHUs) and associated ancillary structures located at Newport Corner, Nova Scotia. This includes the complete removal, transportation, storage, and disposal of all hazardous materials. The project includes the demolition of six single family RHUs; two rowhouse RHUs; four single-car garages and one double-car garage; and six sheds. Ancillary structures will also be removed, including clothesline poles, concrete supports, and associated timber platform/decking; exterior patios/decking/timber fences/lattices; fence concrete supports; and waste bins/planter boxes/posts. Removal of at least five 900-litre above ground storage tanks and all associated piping and equipment will also be completed.

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