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.


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Latest update

January 26, 2021 – 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.



Department of National Defence
Lorne Oram, Project Manager
ADM(Infrastructure & Environment), Director Construction Project Delivery,
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2

  • Location

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

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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