Size of Council and District Boundaries Approved

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has approved the Municipality's application to reduce the number of Councillors and council districts from 12 to 10 and to amend the boundaries of the council district boundaries, map below. The changes take place with the 2016 Municipal Election.

2016 District Boundary Map

District 1 - Description

District 2 - Description

District 3 - Description  

District 4 Description

District 5 - Description

District 6 - Description

District 7 Description

District 8 - Description

District 9 - Description

District 10 Description

A copy of the NSUARB decision can be found here:

For additional information on the Municipal Election please see Elections.


Electoral Boundary Feedback Report


Staff report to Council (May 12, 2015 Council agenda pages 19-63)

May 4, 2015 Boundary Review Committee Meeting recording

Public Consultation Feedback Report to Boundary review Committee, dated May 1, 2015

Completed paper Feedback Forms

Completed online feedback forms


Communities in Nova Scotia are required by the Municipal Government Act to review the number of electoral boundaries and councillors within their region once every eight years. In November 2014, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) began this process with a series of public consultations to inform the development of new electoral boundary options. The feedback was very helpful in adjusting current electoral boundaries to better reflect criteria as established by the Nova Scotia Utilities Review (NSUARB).

Further refinements and adjustments have now been made and the public is invited to review updated versions and provide additional feedback. This feedback will be used to produce final recommendations for the NSUARB for approval. Once approved, the new electoral boundaries will take effect for the 2016 election year.

Public meetings will be held as follows:

April 1, 2015 – Mahone Bay Community Centre, 7 p.m.
April 7, 2015 – Best Western Hotel, Cookville, 7 p.m.
April 8, 2015 – Petite Riviere Fire Hall, 7 p.m.
April 9, 2015 – Barss Corner Community Hall, 7 p.m.
April 16, 2015 – St. Barnabas Church Hall, Blue Rocks, 7 p.m.
April 20, 2015 – Riverport Community Centre, 7 p.m.



Additional Information:

Report to Boundary Review Committee
Electoral Boundaries - Positive and Negative
Existing Council District Boundaries
Fire District Boundaries
Elementary School Districts
Residential Building Permit Data
Census Population by Dissemination Area Board Map
Size of Council Survey Results Presentation
Rationale for Decision 10 Councillors and Mayor

For more information please contact Jeff Merrill at 902-541-1340 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.