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Staff Report to Planning Advisory Committee - November 27th, 2014

The Municipality's Planning Advisory Committee will discuss next steps in the potential development of a Coastal Policy at its next meeting (Thursday November 27, 7:00PM, Council Chambers) A copy of the Staff Report that provides the Committee some context of the BCAF Summary Report (below) is accessible by clicking the weblink below:

  pdf  November PAC - Staff Report (4.51 MB)

Report on Public Consultations - September 19, 2014.

The Municipality would again thank all citizens who participated in coastal policy meetings this summer, and who completed the related survey. Staff from Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation [BCAF] have prepared a Report on the survey results and comments, and will present such information to the Municipality's Planning Advisory Committee [PAC] on Thursday September 25th.

The PAC meeting will start at 7:00PM, and will take place in Council Chambers, at 210 Aberdeen Rd, Bridgewater. For any citizens interested in reviewing a copy of the BCAF Report, it can be accessed at the weblink immediately below:

Initial Public Consultation Stage – Summer 2014 (partnership with BCAF)

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg –
We Want To Gather Your Feedback, Before Making Any Decision On The Development Of A Local Coastal Policy

One of the initial actions identified in the Municipality’s 2013 Climate Change Action Plan was the development of a local coastal policy. In Council’s consideration: the first phase in the development of any policy is to consult with residents and landowner along the coast and gather their feedback on what policy options may be pursued. Local residents may recall that the Province initiated some discussion on coastal management issues in 2011 – the Municipality is interest in hearing form citizens on how the local government may become involved.

Municipal planning staff is working with staff from Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation and will hosting four meetings in late June/ early July.

All found meeting will start with a short presentation at 7:00 PM., followed by an ‘open-house’ to review related mapping information and to fill out specific feedback forms.

Public feedback will be gathered and presented back to Municipal Council, before there is any determination of any further action or policy development to be taken.

Dates and locations of the meetings are as follows:

Monday June 16 Petite Riviere Fire Hall 18 Petite Riviere Rd
Wednesday June 18 Riverport Community Centre 79 Lower LaHave Rd
Wednesday June 25 St Barnabas Church (Blue Rocks) 10 The Lane
Wednesday July 9 Mahone Bay Centre 45 School St

All members of the public are welcome to attend any of the four dates.

If unable to attend, the Municipality still wants to gather your input.

You can access a copy of the pdf Feedback form (2.19 MB) , and return the form either electronically (via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by regular mail to:

Planning Services,
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg,
210 Aberdeen Rd,
Bridgewater NS, B4V 4G8

A copy of the Coastal Policy meetings' presentation materials, and related maps, will also be accessible from this webpage, following the June 16 presentation: