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Sydney Airport Zoning Regulations (C.R.C., c. 117)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19

Sydney Airport Zoning Regulations

C.R.C., c. 117


Regulations Respecting Zoning at Sydney Airport

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Sydney Airport Zoning Regulations.


 In these Regulations,


airport means Sydney Airport at Reserve Mines, County of Cape Breton, in the Province of Nova Scotia; (aéroport)

airport reference point

airport reference point means the point described in Part I of the schedule; (point de repère de l’aéroport)

approach surface

approach surface means an imaginary inclined plane extending upward and outward from the end of each strip along and at right angles to the projected centre line thereof, which approach surface is more particularly described in Part III of the schedule; (surface d’approche)

horizontal surface

horizontal surface means an imaginary surface located above and in the immediate vicinity of the airport, which horizontal surface is more particularly described in Part IV of the schedule; (surface horizontale)


Minister means the Minister of Transport; (ministre)


strip means a rectangular portion of the landing area of the airport including the runway prepared for the take-off and landing of aircraft in a particular direction, which strip is more particularly described in Part V of the schedule; (bande)

transitional surface

transitional surface means an imaginary inclined plane extending upward and outward from the lateral limits of a strip and its approach surfaces, which transitional surface is more particularly described in Part VI of the schedule. (surface de transition)

 For the purposes of these Regulations, the airport reference point is deemed to be 171 feet above sea level.


 These Regulations apply to all the lands, lands under water and waters, including public road allowances, adjacent to or in the vicinity of the airport, the outer limits of which lands and waters are described in Part II of the schedule, other than such lands as from time to time form part of the airport.


 No person shall erect or construct on any land, land under water or waters to which these Regulations apply, any building, structure or object or any addition to any existing building, structure or object, the highest point of which will exceed in elevation at the location of the highest point any of the surfaces hereinafter set out that project immediately over and above the surface of the land at that location, namely,

  • (a) the approach surfaces;

  • (b) the horizontal surface; or

  • (c) the transitional surface.

Natural Growth

 Where an object of natural growth on any land to which these Regulations apply exceeds in elevation any of the surfaces referred to in paragraphs 5(a) to (c), the Minister may make a direction that the owner or occupier of the land on which the object is growing remove the excessive growth.

  • SOR/84-813, s. 1

Disposal of Waste

 No owner or occupier of any land to which these Regulations apply shall permit that land or any part of it to be used for the disposal of any waste that is edible by or attractive to birds.

  • SOR/84-813, s. 1

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