City Hall

Major capital projects boosted by Growing Communities Fund

July 26 2023 –

Vancouver City Council approved $25 million in funding for several major capital projects. Funding for these projects will come from the $49.5 million grant received from the Provincial Government’s Growing Communities Fund.

The projects include: 

  • Beatty Street Bike Lane conversion to permanent configuration ($2 million)
  • Transportation safety & accessibility improvements ($3 million)
  • Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre renewal and expansion ($3 million) 
  • Downtown Eastside Firehall #2 Temporary Annex ($3 million) 
  • Renovation of Central Children's Library – Phase 2 ($4.5 million)
  • Construction of an artificial turf field at Moberly Park, construction of a spray park at Ross Park and conversion of temporary plazas to permanent facilities ($10 million in total).
    • Staff will be reporting back to confirm scope, cost and delivery timelines for these projects. 

Staff will also report back with recommendations for allocation of the remaining $23.6 million of the Growing Communities Fund as soon as possible and no later than the 2023-2026 Capital Plan mid-term update scheduled for mid-2024.

On February 10, 2023, the Provincial government announced the creation of the Growing Communities Fund, which is a $1 billion fund to address the cost of local government infrastructure required to support growing communities. The City of Vancouver received $49.1 million from this fund in March 2023.

The 2023-2026 Capital Plan was approved by Council in June 2022, and presents a comprehensive overview of planned City capital investments in infrastructure and amenities which enhance the livability, sustainability and resilience of the city.

Visit to learn more about how the City is delivering on the Capital Plan through projects happening across Vancouver.