Develop Nova Scotia



About Us

Develop Nova Scotia (previously Waterfront Development) is the crown corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high potential property and infrastructure across Nova Scotia – all with the view to drive inclusive economic growth in our province.

As Waterfront Development, our mandate was to redevelop and revitalize lands surrounding Halifax Harbour and other lands designated by our shareholder – which led to our involvement in Lunenburg. While our commitment and love of our place at the water’s edge remains steadfast, now, as Develop Nova Scotia, our mission is to support the creation of sustainable places right across Nova Scotia that attract and inspire people and investment.

Develop Nova Scotia will focus on planning, development and management of land and infrastructure by and for and with people. When we make people the centre of our work, we develop strong places that are diverse and authentic and unique in character, not to mention environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. Connectivity and accessibility – including Internet connectivity – are important factors in building places where people and businesses can flourish. That’s why one of the first new projects the Province of Nova Scotia has asked us to take on is designing and managing the implementation strategy for Rural High-Speed Internet across the province in connection with the Nova Scotia Internet Funding Trust.


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