Commissary Accessibility Marina Park Society - Shelburne, NS

The proposed project will involve the construction of a public not-for-profit handicap, mobility impaired accessible marina on the shore of Shelburne harbor, Nova Scotia. The project will involving the installation of floating docks on the waters beside the shore and attached to the land above the water line, the construction of a parking lot and the construction of a small maintenance/admin building on top of a concrete slab on undeveloped and unused land. There will be no infilling of the water/harbour bed, only the laying of gravel over the land surface where it is already infilled with sawdust. This will be class 1 gravel for parking boats. The area will have minimal disturbance with minor shoreline restoration above the water line to clean it up and stabilize it.

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Shelburne, NS (04/10/2023) – Transport Canada has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Transport Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, Transport Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Transport Canada
Melissa Ginn, Regional Environmental Advisor
10 Barter's Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-351-3200 or 1-888-675-6863

  • Location

    • Shelburne (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Commissary Accessibility Marina Park Society
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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