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Long-term capital planning: Building the city of today... and tomorrow

The City offers many basic services that you use on a regular basis. Some services you use every day, such as water from your faucet. Others you hope never to use but are glad they are available, like Fire and Rescue Services. All City services require buildings and other infrastructure to support them.

Our Capital Plan is a four-year financial plan for investments in our city's infrastructure. It includes maintenance and renewal and new investments. 

We want to hear from you

We're updating the City’s long-term financial plan for infrastructure areas such as affordable housing, child care, transportation, community facilities, parks, streets, sewers, and more. We want to know:

  • What's important to you for maintaining existing City assets and services? 
  • What are your priorities for new investments?

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Online survey

Help us understand your views. The survey closes April 30.

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In person

Visit us at our City Lab location and learn how we develop the Capital Plan and Budget.

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Check back to view the Draft Capital Plan for 2019-2022 that will be presented to City Council in May. There will be more opportunities for feedback at that time.

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Approved capital plan for 2015-2018

The City and Park Board approved the final 2015-2018 on October 1, 2014. The plan proposed an investment of $1.085 billion to maintain and upgrade City facilities and infrastructure.

View the capital plan

Sustaining financial health while advancing City priorities

We are building the city of tomorrow by advancing the City's long-term priorities, so that Vancouver remains one of the best places in the world to live:

  • Prosperity: Sustaining a thriving, diverse economy
  • Environment: Protecting and enhancing Vancouver's natural resources 
  • People: Ensuring affordable and sustainable housing for our growing population, and a safe, inclusive, and creative community

To successfully build the city of today and tomorrow, we must sustain financial health by:

  • Providing good value for property taxes and user fees, while meeting the priority needs of the community over the long term.
  • Maintaining a long track record of good fiscal management
  • Developing strategic partnerships

Take a closer look at how we build Vancouver's budget

How we build the budget

Find out the steps we follow to ensure we develop a budget that reflects what the City, Council, and community value.

How we fund the budget

Learn how we fund the annual capital and operating budgets, including where your tax dollars go, and what you get in return.

Read the Capital Plan from previous years

View or download the City of Vancouver 2012-2014 Captial Plan   (4.2 MB). The report describes investment plans for community facilties, housing, parks and open spaces, public safety, transportation, utilities and public works, and civic infrastructure.

Capital plan for 2015-2018