Municipal infrastructure is the backbone of our everyday life. It is how we get from home to the workplace, where we go for recreation, how we dispose of waste, how we care for our books and heritage treasures, how we position police and fire rescue around the city to protect us day and night. Public infrastructure is essential to all residents and businesses in the city of Edmonton and critical to the competitiveness of our economy, the quality of life citizens enjoy and the delivery of public services.
Infrastructure is expensive to build or buy, renew or replace; therefore, getting the most value out of every dollar spent on infrastructure is vital. The City invests in new infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing population and economy and repairs existing infrastructure to maintain the high standards Edmontonians expect. The ability to build and maintain infrastructure assets ensures Edmonton can provide services and remain an attractive and cost-effective place to live and do business.
Timeline for 2015-2018 Capital Budget
- December 11, 2014 - City Council approved 2015 Operating Budget and 2015-2018 Capital Budget.
- November 26 - December 10, 2014 - Council held deliberations on budgets.
- November 26, 2014 - City Council approved 2015 Utilities Budget.
- November 24, 2014 - Non-Statutory Public Hearing held on proposed 2015-2018 Capital Budget, as well as proposed 2015 Operating Budget and proposed Utilities Budgets.
- November 5, 2014 - Presentation made to Council of the proposed 2015 Operating Budget.
- November 4, 2014 - Presentation made to Council of the proposed 2015-2018 Capital Budget.
- October 31, 2014 - Proposed 2015-2018 Capital Budget made available online, as well as proposed 2015 Operating Budget. Opportunity begins for public input and discussion with City Council.
- July 16, 2014 - Report presented to City Council - Progress report on developing the 2015-2018 Capital Budget. Administration will continue to develop the 2015-2018 Capital Budget based on Council feedback from this report, work done to date with the prioritization process, and input from one-on-one Council meetings.
- April 30 and May 14, 2014 - Report presented to City Council - Introduction of draft 10-year Capital Investment Agenda 2015-2024.
- Summer 2013 - Work on the 2015-2018 Capital Budget began in the summer of 2013, with the first goal to assemble a list of projects that could be considered for the next 10-year planning horizon (2015-2024). Work was also performed to develop a prioritization process, including a scoring criteria to help Administration and Council in their consideration of these projects.