Municipal Boundary Review

Every eight years, municipalities in Nova Scotia are required to conduct a review of municipal electoral boundaries. Since the municipality’s population is always changing, and some areas gain residents while others shrink, this regular review process helps ensure that residents are adequately and fairly represented on Municipal Council. It is now time for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s to conduct a review.


July 2022
pdf St. Mary's Municipal Boundary Review Background Report (1.78 MB)

October 2022
pdf St Mary's Municipal Boundary Council Size and Background Report (2.70 MB)

November 2022
pdf St Marys Municipal Boundary Review Boundary Options Maps (10.78 MB)

December 2022
pdf Boundary Review Report December 12, 2022 (18.57 MB)


December 12, 2022
In November consultants hosted three public meetings throughout the Municipality to review the proposed boundary options and get feedback on the preferred approach. The meetings were very productive, and consultants came out of them with a clear direction. Consultants finalized and presented the Boundary Options Report to Council on December 12th, 2022. Council agreed by motion on a preferred boundary option. Consultants will now collate all of the reports into one “Final Report” to be submitted to the NSUARB before year-end.

November 1, 2022
Potential options for new municipal electoral boundaries are now available and we are looking for your feedback. You can participate in a number of ways:
1. Use our interactive online map to review the options and leave comments. This will be open until November 24, 2022. Access the map, here.
2. Download the print versions of the maps or pick up copies from the Municipal Office, comment on the maps, and return them to the Municipality by November 24, 2022.
3. Attend a public meeting:
- November 15 at 7pm - Liscombe Legion - 31 MacKinley Point Rd, Spanish Ship Bay
- November 16 at 7pm - Indian Harbour Lake/ Jordanville Community Centre - 29 H MacDonald Loop, Indian Harbour Lake
- November 17 at 7pm - Greenfield Oldsters Club - 7575 Highway 348, Melrose

October 11, 2022
At a Council Meeting on October 11th, 2022, Council approved the motions for the Municipaltiy to remain under the Warden System and to approve the recommendation from Upland Planning & Design Studio to reduce the council size and polling districts to five.

July 2022
A survey on Council Size is now available until August 26, you can complete the survey at .

Project Contact
If you have questions or concerns about the electoral boundary review you can contact:
Ian Watson
Senior Planner
UPLAND Planning + Design
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