Infrastructure

ENERGY

The South Shore region is establishing significant renewable energy sources with several wind energy projects being established and/or explored in the region. Two municipalities, the Town of Lunenburg and Riverport, both operate municipally owned power utilities.

HALIFAX STANFIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (www.hiaa.ca)

Residents and businesses on the South Shore are in close proximity to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport which offers daily direct flights to more than 20 North American and European destinations, including Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto and London. The airport is one of five in Canada that offers United States pre-clearance services as well as offering a wide range of air cargo services for businesses needing to bring in or ship out time sensitive cargo.

SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL AIRPORT

The South Shore Regional Airport is located in Greenfield, Queens County and owned by the Region of Queens Municipality. The airport is classified as a local commercial airport and has a Unicom Communications System with a radio-activated runway, lights for night use, and a registered Class C non-direction beacon for navigational use. The airport holds potential as an FBO [fixed base operation] for tourism and business private aircraft.

PORT OF HALIFAX (www.portofhalifax.ca)

Only an hour away from most points on the South Shore, Halifax is one of the largest commercial ports in Canada, handling more than 14 million metric tonnes of cargo per year. Halifax is an ice-free port offering some of the deepest water on the Eastern Seaboard.

PORT OF BRIDGEWATER

The Port of Bridgewater is an ice free, deep water (1,100+ feet), commercial (community managed) port on the LaHave River. The port has bulk loading/off loading facilities, including facilities for forest products.

LUNENBURG WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT

The Lunenburg Waterfront has been working toward being one of the most dynamic working waterfronts in the province.  Ongoing investments are being made into the wharf. There is a partnership with the Community College to develop traditional carpentry skills at the Dory Shops as well as at waterfront developments around the Bluenose II project. There is also potential for an annex space for the Fisheries museum.

HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE

The South Shore region is serviced by a modern highway infrastructure that is maintained by the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (gov.ns.ca/tran/). Highway 103 begins in Yarmouth and extends throughout the South Shore Region straight through to Halifax. Companies shipping products by truck access the four lane highway near Halifax and then connect to New Brunswick and on to the United States through U.S. I-95 or central Canada via the Trans-Canada Highway.