Capital plan proposed investments

The capital plan for 2015-2018 ($1.085 billion) has been organized into nine program spending areas. Browse through each category to find out more about how the funding is distributed.


  1. Affordable housing: $125 million
  2. Childcare: $30 million
  3. Parks, open spaces, and recreation: $155 million
  4. Community facilities: $55 million
  5. Civic facilities: $35 million
  6. Transportation: $150 million
  7. Utilities: $325 million
  8. Equipment and technology: $115 million
  9. Emerging priorities: $95 million

9. Emerging priorities (Proposed investment: $95 million)

Guiding principles

Maintain a contingency fund for emerging priorities and opportunistic investments during the course of the Capital Plan due to the following factors:

  • The capital plan timeframe is extended from 3 to 4 years with greater uncertainty on inflation
  • The need to set aside funding to leverage federal and provincial funding, such as the Building Canada Fund,  and Gas Tax Fund
  • The need to set aside funding to support innovative, cross-agency partnership opportunities, such as with the Vancouver School Board, and charitable and non-profit organizations

Breakdown of proposed investment for 2015-2018

  • $75 million for emerging priorities
  • $10 million for inflation contingency
  • $10 million for city-wide overhead

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