Community Development

The Background

We’re building a modern global port for our city and province. And we’re not doing it alone. Here are some helpful resources from partners, community, and collaborators that shares how the Port of Halifax, our plan, and the future of our region fit together.

Public Engagement Report

Between 2016 and 2017, the Halifax Port Authority gathered feedback from stakeholders, industry members, and the public to help plan the future of the Port. This summary details the feedback we received, which has helped to shape our plan for growth.

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Centre Plan

The Centre Plan is focused on retaining and growing the local economy while creating communities that meet the needs of a diverse and growing population. The success of the Regional Centre is tied to the growth of our Port because of the jobs created from Port activities. The reduction of Port-related truck traffic in downtown Halifax will also help achieve one of the Centre Plan’s guiding principles, “Pedestrians First”.

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We Choose Now

The OneNS coalition identified a number of target areas to ensure economic prosperity in the province. One of the defined long-term goals was to increase the value of exports from the province by 50%. The Port is the largest trade facilitator in the region and our infrastructure plan is essential to achieve export growth in the province.

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Halifax is Canada’s closest full-service gateway port to Europe, and Nova Scotians will benefit from a competitive advantage over other exporters with the new trade deal.

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Atlantic Growth Strategy

The Atlantic Growth Strategy seeks to build long-term prosperity for the region through action in various areas, including trade, infrastructure, and investment. The Port’s proposed project will support growth in the region and align with the strategy’s vision for the future.

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Transportation 2030

The Port of Halifax seeks to support the federal government’s vision, as outlined in Transportation 2030, calling for action to “look at ways to realize the full economic potential of our coasts and waterways over the long term” through increased competitiveness and contribution to greater supply chain efficiency.

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

The Ocean Supercluster in Atlantic Canada will change and improve ocean-based industries—including aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding, ocean technology, and transportation. The growth of the Port’s infrastructure will correlate to economic benefits that support the vision of the Ocean Supercluster through partnership and job creation.

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