Construction of a Land Based Test Facility, Hartlen Point, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing the construction of a Land Based Test Facility (LBTF) on DND-owned land at Hartlen Point, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia in support of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. The building is anticipated to incorporate office/planning/meeting areas, warehousing, technical workshops, training areas, operations areas, and laydown areas, among others. Associated site infrastructure is anticipated to include paved vehicle parking, trailer space and security fencing. Road access and municipal service extensions are expected to be required. Implementation of site work for this project is anticipated to begin in 2022.

Latest update

March 2, 2023 — The authorities issued the Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - March 2, 2023


CFB Halifax Public Affairs
Department of National Defence
CFB Halifax Public Affairs BFC Halifax - Affaires publiques
CFB Halifax Public Affairs
PO Box 99000, Station Forces
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5

  • Location

    • Hartlen Point, Eastern Passage (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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