Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)

The ICSP document will provide a situation analysis on the Town, outline council priorities and discuss programs which will allow delivery of goals over the next five fiscal years (2023/24 – 2028/29). The plan further provides a framework which is to be used as a guide by Town Council in their establishment of multi-year capital budgets, referred to as Capital Investment Plans (CIPs), and annual operating budgets.

  pdf Integrated Community Sustainability Plan 2023 - Draft

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  pdf ICSP 2023 Presentation (364 KB)

Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

The Town of Pictou and Develop NS, along with consultants UPLAND Planning +Design have launched an exciting project to create a master plan for the Pictou Waterfront.

Cultural Hub Project (Pictou Library and deCoste Performing Arts Centre)

Creating a new vibrant community hub that gathers together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities around creativity, culture, education, and community well-being.

Town of Pictou Accessibility Plan

Pictou’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Council is developing a plan in consultation with people with disabilities and their families, organizations representing people with disabilities and community members. Learn More.

Paving, Sidewalk, Waterline and Sewer Line Work

Denoon Street replacement of asphalt, curb, and sidewalk as well as the addition of a separated storm sewer system from Coleraine Street to Welsford Street was completed in December 2022. School Street replacement of the water main line over the entire length of the street was completed in December 2022.

2023 capital work

It is anticipated that the redesign of the intersection of Union Street, Cedar Street, Denoon Street and Beeches Road will be completed in the 2023 capital works plan. This intersection re-alignment will move Cedar Street north tying it into Union Street and the old intersection will be a 4-way intersection of Union Street and Denoon Street / Beeches Road. In addition, a drop curb and sidewalk would be put in place along the East End Grocery parking lot and curb and sidewalk would be put in place on the north side of Denoon Street. There will be a new crosswalk with flashing beacons put in place on the west side of the new intersection.

More capital projects will be determined when the capital budget is decided in February 2023.

Sewer Transmission and Waste Water Treatment

Aerators in the digester were replaced at the waste water treatment plant in June 2022. Repairs to the UV system will be completed in January 2023.

Water Source Updates

A new well has been drilled and has been approved by Nova Scotia Environment for use. The wellhouse was completed in December 2022 and electrical and plumbing work is expected to be completed by January 2023 and the well going live by the end of January 2023.

Visitor information centre

The town is looking at options to relocate the old visitor information centre located at the roundabout to Broidy Park to provide a recreation space for the town. The geotechnical investigation was completed, and the slab design is ongoing.

Ditching and Culvert Program

The ditching program for 2022 is wrapping up, unfortunately due to Hurricane Fiona some of the planned work around Elliott Street will be deferred until spring when contractor availability is back to normal. Smaller projects aiming to reducing flooding / surface water issues will be planned to be completed before the end of March 2023.

Jitney Trail Bridge

The Town of Pictou continues to work with the Province of Nova Scotia and Federal Government on restoring the Gut Bridge portion of the Jitney Trail. This section of the trail was lost due to fire however is looking to be replaced with the future in mind. Geotechnical work has been completed which will guide engineering design. Final designs are expected to complete in January with the hopes of reconstructing in spring 2023. We want to thank everyone for their patience and we look forward to getting out on the trail again!