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A bustling seaside playground where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore and experience the best of Nova Scotia.
A seaside destination for the entire family.
Where cultural and seafaring experiences meet a new ocean economy.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site where Nova Scotia’s seafaring history comes to life.
See what’s happening on the waterfront.
Four unique waterfronts filled with experiences for all ages.
A waterfront view makes everything taste better.
Take advantage of free Wi-Fi.
Learn more about recent waterfront developments.
Our open space Master Plan is in-progress.
Harnessing the potential of our waterfronts.
Learn more about Nova Scotia’s waterfronts.
News from the water’s edge.
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Learn more about the mix of projects and events on the waterfronts.
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Together, we are building waterfronts that are experiential and economic hubs for all Nova Scotians.
Building on the greatness of the ocean since 1976.
Meet the Waterfront Development team.
Meet our Board of Directors.
Become a steward of a rising tide.
Thank you for your interest. We post opportunities to join our team at Develop Nova Scotia here.
Senior Manager, Infrastructure Development: Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Senior Manager, Infrastructure Development will be responsible for overseeing Develop Nova Scotia’s infrastructure project planning and project delivery. Within a project-based environment, you’ll work as part of an interdisciplinary team to lead the detailed design, tendering, construction and commissioning of infrastructure required in the execution of Develop Nova Scotia’s mandate. This includes planning for new facilities to be built as well as assessing and recapitalizing existing assets and infrastructure. You will also oversee procurement and management of consultant and contractor services involved in the infrastructure program.
Planner: Reporting to the Senior Manager of Planning, the Planner is responsible to deliver a wide range of land and infrastructure planning projects in the execution of Develop Nova Scotia’s mandate. Within a project-based environment, you’ll work as part of an interdisciplinary team to deal with a variety of projects, bringing a planning approach and design thinking to solutions generation. Providing planning and project management expertise to strategic and tactical level projects including planning, master planning, evaluation of plans and proposals, strategic land acquisitions, and long-term planning. Additionally, you’ll liaise with key stakeholders including all levels of government, community groups, consultants, developers and other partners to coordinate projects and programs.
Director of Property Management: As the Director of Property Management, your portfolio will include some of Nova Scotia’s highest profile and most visited properties. Leading a team, you will be responsible for ensuring tenants and partners are happy, the property is clean, green and safe, business is booming and people – residents and visitors would rather be in no other place. Practically, you are leading business and program development and management including commercial tenancies, and, together with the Director of Marine Program, waterfront operations, OHS, security, and maintenance, with an emphasis on quality of experience, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and fiscal responsibility.
Director, People and Strategy: Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Director, People & Strategy will be responsible to steward strategic plan development and implementation, talent management, and internal culture and strategy alignment. This will be achieved by working closely with the CEO and the leadership of line departments. This role will also support the CEO to ensure board and shareholder expectations are met from a governance perspective particularly as it relates to Corporate and Talent Strategy. While also working closely with key stakeholders and external partners, the individual will work to advance the organizational strategy or key initiatives which are central to the strategy. With an external focus they will determine and make recommendations that support the development of strategic initiatives and influence business planning.
Manager, Marketing & Events: Reporting to the Director, Marketing & Communications, the Manager, Marketing & Events will shape and manage the Develop Nova Scotia brand; developing and executing marketing strategies corporately and for all business lines including the organization’s collateral, signage, advertising, campaigns, clothing, etc. The successful candidate will be responsible to develop the strategic social media strategy, manage calendar and content generation and utilize analytics and other tools to grow Develop Nova Scotia’s reach.
Communications Advisor: Reporting to the Director, Marketing & Communications, the Communications Advisor will develop communications materials based on provided communications plans, as well as manage recurring communications channels. The Communications Advisor will assist in development of speeches and presentations and assist in market research projects. The successful candidate will be responsible to generate content for web, social media, stakeholder reports, public updates and other communications tools, as required.
At Develop Nova Scotia (previously Waterfront Development), we engage with public and private sector companies in projects and transactions that contribute to the sustainable development of high potential property and infrastructure across Nova Scotia to drive inclusive economic growth in our province.
For more on Nova Scotia Procurement, please visit their web site here.
We are committed to best practices in purchasing and in sustainability. Our procurement activities comply with the Nova Scotia Sustainable Procurement Policy and we are committed to supporting our environment, economy and society through adherence to this policy wherever possible by:
Ensuring that our requirements for goods, services, construction, and facilities are met through an open, fair, and transparent process that maximizes competition and value to our organization.
Ensuring bidders have reasonable notice and opportunity to tender.
Fostering economic development by ensuring every capable Nova Scotia supplier has the opportunity to do business with us.
Ensuring our procurement decisions consider the benefit to the environment and social fabric of Nova Scotia.
Adhering to all trade agreements which create economic opportunities for Nova Scotians.
Treating out of province bidders in the same way as their jurisdictions would treat bidders from Nova Scotia.
Being accountable for procurement decisions.