Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)

The ICSP document  provides a situation analysis on the Town, outlines council priorities and discusses 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)

2024 Street Assessment

The Town owns and maintains 37.8 km of paved streets and 2 km of gravel streets. There are three classifications of streets: local, collector, and arterial. This report examines the condition of streets and recommendations for the Town's capital plan on streets. View pdf 2024 Street Assessment Report (556 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 has developed a plan in consultation with people with disabilities and their families, organizations representing people with disabilities and community members. Learn More.

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 were completed in 2023. 

Water Source Updates

Over the fall 2023 the Town commissioned a new well online. Well 18 is by far the largest well to date. This allows the Town to operate its water utility with four wells in total that produce more consistent water quality. Prior to this, the Town historically operated 14 wells, with these improvements the water utility operates with more efficiencies than it had in the past.

Visitor information centre

The town is planning to relocate the former visitor information centre located at the roundabout to Broidy Park to provide a recreation and community gathering space for the town. The geotechnical investigation and slab design is completed. The expected time of relocation will take place 2024.

Cedar and Union Street Realignment

In October 2023 the Town contracted CF Construction to realign the lower junction of Union and Cedar Streets where they join Beeches Road. The primary goal of this project was to improve pedestrian safety. This capital project was made possible through the Infrastructure Canada Active Transportation Fund. There will be flashing crosswalk lights installed early in the New Year. Complimentary to this project the sidewalk between East End Grocery and Welsford Street has been replaced with a new concrete sidewalk providing improved safety and access.

Jitney Trail & Gut Bridge

The Town of Pictou released a tender for the construction of a new bridge on the Jitney Trail in October, the tender closed December 5, 2023. The Town is now in the process of reviewing submissions. Engineered drawings of a new metal bridge structure is complete. The bridge can be built off site and placed when preparation of the location is complete. 

The portion of the Jitney Trail directly behind the deCoste Centre has been closed over the fall due to the construction of a new boardwalk which will enhance the water experience along this section of the trail. The work is anticipated to be completed in the spring. 

In 2024 the Town will be working on creating an accessible pathway to the Jitney Trail washrooms at Brown’s Point. This will provide better supports to all users of our trail.

The Town would like to thank everyone for their patience and we look forward to getting out on the trail again!