Save Bedford's Waterfront
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are a grassroots group of concerned citizens interested in stopping the infill project in the Bedford Basin. The initial plan for development of this site was put forth and approved in 1988. Many changes in our community and society have taken place in the past 25 years. It is our contention that this development is wrong for many reasons;
The western shore of the Bedford Basin has been approved as a regional dumpsite for acidic pyritic slate. This site accepts pyritic slate from all over Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. It is being used to fill in lands that formally belonged to the people of Canada.
Our group seeks to put a stop to this infill, protect the unique natural features of the shoreline and to engage the public in a quality consultation process that will ultimately dictate the future use of these lands.
According to the developers (Waterfront Development Corporation Limited ) of the lands, the current infilling has been paused until a traffic study is complete. Make no mistake, these lands can continue to be filled in at the discretion of WDCL. The terms of reference for the study can be found here. Direct your attention to section 3, regarding the Project Background and Framework as the parameters of the study.
It is our goal to educate the residents of this city on these alarming changes to our coastline. If you feel strongly about this development and the issues surrounding it, we encourage you to write not only the officials below, but your own councilors, MLAs and MPs. This is not a Bedford, issue this is an HRM issue.
Where will the next 50 acres of infill go?
STOP - The infill
PROTECT - The natural aspects of Crosby Island, Reef and natural shoreline
CONSULT - The people of what they want on their waterfront
We are asking all interested persons to please email, call or write your elected officials to stop this infil immediately. This can only be done by the province. We must put pressure on all levels of government. We are looking for an entire restructuring of this plan, beginning with a full stop to the infill, a protection of all the natural elements of the area and to develop an entirely new plan and conslutation process.
If you believe that the infilling of the Bedford Basin should be STOPPED, please contact Premier Darrell Dexter stating your concerns and request:
“A public Order in Council declaring the closure of the Bedford Waterfront pyritic slate dumpsite"
CC: Tim Outhit (Councilor) firstname.lastname@example.org (902) 229-6385
The future of Bedford Waterfront?
Is this your vision?