We are Build Nova Scotia. We oversee opportunities to transform our province’s lands and properties in ways that drive our economy forward and improve quality of life for all Nova Scotians.

We steward projects and properties that support healthy and thriving of communities, that build pride and momentum, and that stimulate our economy. These places become a magnet for investment and create the conditions for business and community to grow.

A thriving community is a powerful thing. And for our communities to reach their full potential, they need partnership, support, and platforms for growth.

Satellite Program Expands to Ensure Internet for Everyone

The Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding once again to help more Nova Scotians get access to internet service faster.

Boat Harbour

Build Nova Scotia has been entrusted, by the Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, with project management responsibilities for the planning and implementation of remedial activities at Boat Harbour.

Great places are accessible and they’re connected.

We collaborate with communities to ensure projects and places that matter most to Nova Scotians are brought to life in ways that improve our home and enrich our lives. And we work behind community to bring these plans to life in the form of mainstreets, waterfronts, public spaces, and platforms for business and innovation. Through the process and the outcome, we’re building community, connection, and places for people to thrive.

WDC-1

Build Nova Scotia is seeking potential partners to create mixed-model housing on a vacant property in Downtown Dartmouth

Dartmouth Cove Master Plan

The Dartmouth Cove Master Plan is a community driven plan to harness the resurgence of residential and commercial development currently happening in downtown Dartmouth.

Lunenburg Harbour

Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Improvement Strategy

Build Nova Scotia has been working with the community of Peggy’s Cove to complete a comprehensive master plan.

Queen’s Marque

Focusing on Nova Scotian and regional elements of design, architecture and materials, the project supported local businesses, suppliers and others.

Harbour Islands Visitor Experience Strategy

Build Nova Scotia is leading the development of the Visitor Experience Strategy for the Halifax Harbour Islands.

GREAT PLACES ARE BUILT FOR COMMUNITY FIRST.

We believe that the best places to visit aren’t built for the visitor. We work closely with communities to build on quality of place and develop sustainable and accessible year-round destinations. The result is plans and places that are rooted in the strength of community and created for community first but benefit the visitor, too.

GREAT PLACES BUILD ON OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS AND NATURAL ASSETS.

In Nova Scotia, no one is more than 67km from the ocean. This shapes how we live, work, and play—and it guides how and what we build.

We collaborate with community and industry to develop sustainable infrastructure that support multiple businesses to thrive, grow, and innovate across high-potential land and waterfront properties.

Infrastructure Projects – Provincial Stimulus Funding

Build Nova Scotia is leading a series of projects with a focus on developing key waterfront infrastructure and places that support Nova Scotia’s working waterfronts and authentic destinations in economic recovery and growth.

Lunenburg Master Plan

With community, Build Nova Scotia developed a 5-year master plan for Lunenburg’s Working Waterfront.

News

Province to Seek Operator for Lunenburg Foundry Shipyard

The government will soon begin looking for an operator for the historic Lunenburg Foundry to continue supporting the region's shipbuilding and mainten…

The government will soon begin looking for an operator for the historic Lunenburg Foundry to continue supporting the region's shipbuilding and maintenance industry - a key component of its thriving waterfront.

New Crown Corporations Launched to Drive Economic Growth

Today, December 1, the Province launched two new organizations that modernize the government's approach to economic development and improve accountabi…

Today, December 1, the Province launched two new organizations that modernize the government's approach to economic development and improve accountability to Nova Scotians.

Evergreen Market Vendor Opportunity

September 15, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the spirit of the season to Halifax from November 25-December 18, 2022. Local busi…

September 15, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the spirit of the season to Halifax from November 25-December 18, 2022. Local businesses and organizations are invited get involved as Evergreen Market ve…

New Fibre Internet Projects Announced

High-speed internet will reach another 40 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through scope expansion projects with Seaside Communications and Bell as pa…

High-speed internet will reach another 40 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through scope expansion projects with Seaside Communications and Bell as part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. The locations are located…

Satellite Internet Program Expansion

August 11, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The recently announced Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding to help more Nova Scotians get access to…

August 11, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The recently announced Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding to help more Nova Scotians get access to internet services faster. Starting today, August 11, the program will ac…

Province Invests in Satellite Internet

July 29, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions. The…

July 29, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions. The Satellite Internet Service Rebate program announced today, July 29, will…

New Projects Announced for Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative

July 5, 2022 — Halifax, NS: High-speed internet access will reach a further 273 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through a scope expansion project wit…

July 5, 2022 — Halifax, NS: High-speed internet access will reach a further 273 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through a scope expansion project with Eastlink as part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. The expan…

18th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Symposium

Lunenburg, NS — Thank you to those who joined Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia for the 18thAnnual Lunenburg Waterfront Sy…

Lunenburg, NS — Thank you to those who joined Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia for the 18thAnnual Lunenburg Waterfront Symposium & Information Update on June 25, 2022. View the Lunenburg Wa…

Join our Team – Business Developer & Programming Manager

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property manag…

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment…

Retail Opportunities at Salt Yard

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax water…

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfront’s most vibrant districts. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking potential…