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City of Vancouver launches second phase of public consultation for draft 2015-2018 capital plan

August 18 2014

Davie Street West End business improvement area

Provide feedback on the proposed capital investments over the next four years. Input will be incorporated into the final plan which will be presented to City Council and the Park Board for consideration and approval in September 2014.

What is a capital plan?

The City’s capital plan is a four-year financial plan for investments in our city’s facilities and infrastructure to support a wide range of services for residents, businesses, and people who visit and work in the city.

Capital plans match the term of Council, and allow for a vote on borrowing money to be held at the same time as the civic election. 

Draft 2015-2018 capital plan

A draft of the 2015-2018 capital plan was presented to City Council in July 2014. The plan incorporates results from a first phase of public consultation in May, and proposes that the City invest $1.085 billion over four years into the maintenance and upgrading of City facilities and infrastructure. Each program area contains a mix of renewal of existing facilities and infrastructure and provision of new amenities.

How to provide feedback

The second phase of consultation offers several opportunities for you to provide input on the plan.

Provide feedback on the draft capital plan:

In August, an independent professional research firm based in BC will recruit by phone a representative sample of Vancouver residents and business owners to take an online survey in English and Chinese.

1,000 people provided their views in May

The City held a multi-pronged first phase of public consultation in May 2014, and asked the public to identify city-wide priorities for long-term maintenance and investment in city facilities and infrastructure. Close to 1,000 people provided their views, and participants identified their top five in terms of important city infrastructure and other assets, as well as provided feedback on their perception of the state of city facilities and infrastructure.

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Find out more about capital planning

Capital planning

Our capital plan is a four-year financial plan for investments in our city's infrastructure.