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District Boundary Review 2014

 

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) requires that all municipalities in Nova Scotia conduct a review of the number and boundaries of polling districts in the municipality on a regular basis. The final decision on municipal polling districts and boundaries is made by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) and is binding on the municipality.

A substantial review was conducted in 2010-2011 which led to a reduction in the number of districts and altered polling district boundaries. The 2012 municipal election was conducted based on those new boundaries. The Municipal Government Act required that another review be conducted in 2014.

The Office of the Municipal Clerk conducted a public participation process for this review, including accepting written submissions and holding three public hearings in October 2014. Information gathered from the public was considered during the boundary review process and when creating Halifax Regional Municipality's submission to the NSUARB.

The decision of the NSUARB has been received, approving Halifax's submission, and can be read online:
2015 NSUARB Decision - Number of Districts and their Boundaries (15 Mb) To PDF Acrobat Tips

The resulting changes are effective as of the first Regional Council meeting held after the 2016 Municipal and School Board Election, and will also apply for the purposes of preparing for and holding the 2016 Election.

Maps are in PDF format. To PDF Acrobat Tips

District Number

District Name

Large Map

Printable Map

District 1 Waverley - Fall River - Musquodoboit Valley Large Map Printable Map
District 2 Preston - Chezzetcook - Eastern Shore Large Map Printable Map
District 3 Dartmouth South - Eastern Passage Large Map Printable Map
District 4 Cole Harbour - Westphal Large Map Printable Map
District 5 Dartmouth Centre Large Map Printable Map
District 6 Harbourview - Burnside - Dartmouth East Large Map Printable Map
District 7 Halifax South Downtown Large Map Printable Map
District 8 Halifax Peninsula North Large Map Printable Map
District 9 Halifax West Armdale Large Map Printable Map
District 10 Halifax - Bedford Basin West Large Map Printable Map
District 11 Spryfield - Sambro Loop - Prospect Road Large Map Printable Map
District 12 Timberlea - Beechville - Clayton Park - Wedgewood Large Map Printable Map
District 13 Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets Large Map Printable Map
District 14 Middle/Upper Sackville - Beaver Bank - Lucasville Large Map Printable Map
District 15 Lower Sackville Large Map Printable Map
District 16 Bedford - Wentworth Large Map Printable Map

Contact the Municipal Clerks Office


On August 5, 2014 Regional Council adopted the process for the required 2014 municipality boundary review:


Previous Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Decisions

2011 NSUARB Decision - Number of Districts (reduction in the number of Municipal Districts from 23 to 16)
2011 NSUARB Decision - Boundaries
2007 Decision
2004 Decision