Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1085

Gambo-Port Blanford Cottage Management Plan Review

Proponent: Department of Government Services and Lands

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:
    The proponent has registered a review and amendment of the 1993 Gambo-Port Blandford Cottage Allocation Plan. The review proposes four components:
    • withdrawal of cottage lots in conflict areas;
    • designation of alternative sites for future recreational use;
    • development of a planned cottage subdivision; and,
    • designation of cottage areas to accommodate existing illegal structures.
    The Cottage Planning Area consists of an area south of the Trans Canada Highway between the towns of Gambo and Port Blandford, bordered by Terra Nova National Park to the east and the Bay du Nord Wilderness Area to the west. The Cottage Planning Area encompasses an area of approximately 140,000 hectares (1,400 square kilometres) much of which is inaccessible by non off-road vehicles but within which is the Town of Terra Nova. There are more than a dozen large lakes and ponds within the Cottage Planning Area including Maccle's Lake, Terra Nova Lake, and Lake St. John.
  • August 4, 2003 - The undertaking was registered.
  • September 9, 2003 - Public comments are due.
  • October 17, 2003 - The Minister's decision is due. The original decision deadline was September 18, 2003.
  • November 13, 2003 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment subject to terms and conditions.

Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software can be used for viewing PDF documents. Download Acrobat® Reader for free opens new window

Last Updated:
This page and all contents are copyright, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, all rights reserved.