Dredging at Former Jetty NE - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project. Jetty NE was constructed in the 1940s and demolished in 2012. During construction, a berm of granular material was created below the jetty footprint to compensate for a lack of overburden required to install piles. The berm and some piles/debris were not removed during the 2012 demolition. The proposed project includes removal of piles/debris located below the footprint of former Jetty NE and disposal at an approved facility, removal of the berm via dredging, and subsequent disposal of the dredged materials at a land-based facility. Dredging will be conducted to remove the berm to a chart datum of -9.2 meters. Project activities do not include blasting. It was anticipated that approximately 17,500 cubic meters of material would require dredging and subsequent disposal.

Latest update

January 30, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - January 10, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - December 20, 2022


Ryanne Hamblin
Department of National Defence
Ryanne Hamblin, Project Manager
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5
Email: ryanne.hamblin@forces.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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