Hartlen Point Land-Based Testing Facility Project

The Department of National Defence has proposed the construction and operation of a land-based testing facility located at Hartlen Point, in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. As proposed, the Hartlen Point Land-Based Testing Facility Project would support Canada's new combatant ships by testing and integrating the ship's systems and equipment prior to being installed. The project would operate for about 50 years and cover a surface area of roughly 6.75 hectares. It would include a building of approximately 11,500 square metres with a warehouse, workshops, and testing and evaluation areas, as well as a parking area, access road improvements, and municipal service extensions.

Latest update

July 6, 2023 — On March 30, 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (the Minister) received a request to designate the Hartlen Point Land-Based Testing Facility Project proposed by the Department of National Defense. The President of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, on behalf of the Minister, issued his response regarding the request to designate the project.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 President's response - July 6, 2023
1 Request for designation of project PDF (4.6 MB) March 30, 2023


Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Email: atlanticregion-regiondelatlantique@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

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

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defense
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


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