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Maersk Wharves and Boardwalk Project, Halifax, NS

Develop Nova Scotia is improving coastal infrastructure at the Maersk Wharves on the Halifax side of Halifax Harbour. The project consists of repairs to the end of Pilot Wharf, two pieces od public boardwalk extension between Pilot and Svitzer Wharf, and new floating docks for public berthing. The area of interest is located within HPA managed lands at the seaward end of Pilot Wharf and two sections of HPA waterlot between Pilot Wharf and Svitzer Wharf (approximately 140 m2).

The end of Pilot Wharf will undergo rehabilitation consisting of pile cap repair, existing pile repair, and new pile fenders. Rehabilitation of the Pilot Wharf may also include bollards, stringers and deck rehabilitation, none of which will affect the existing footprint. The area of the Pilot Wharf rehabilitation on HPA managed lands is approximately 105 m2.

The boardwalk will be extended using steel and timber piles, with adjacent floating docks anchored by steel guide piles. Approximately 81 piles will be driven within the sections of new boardwalk within HPA managed lands. The area of boardwalk extension on HPA managed lands is approximately 525 m2 (139 m2 plus 386 m2).

The HPA managed waterlot area required to accommodate new floating docks and berthing is estimated at approximately 653 m2 with 31 m of linear berthing.

All new infrastructure will be designed and constructed to enhance the physical accessibility of the public boardwalk and to adapt to latest climate change and sea level projections.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

September 11, 2020 The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) must determine whether the proposed Maersk Wharves and Boardwalk Project, located at Halifax Harbour waterfront, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, HPA is inviting public comments in respect to that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. Written comments must be received by October 11, 2020..


CBCL Limited
Loretta Hardwick
1565 Carling Avenue, Suite 509
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R1
Telephone: 343-552-2235

  • Location

    • The portion of Halifax Harbour located near the waterfront at 5051 Salter Street in Halifax, NS. (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Develop Nova Scotia
  • Authorities

    • Halifax Port Authority
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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