02. Funding Public Infrastructure

Cities provide the basic infrastructure that underpins the success of our communities and allows citizens to go about their everyday activities. Municipalities face many pressures to maintain and grow critical basic infrastructure like roads and interchanges, water and wastewater treatment plants, fire halls and police stations, and recreation and cultural facilities. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) estimated in 2012 that $171.8 billion was required to replace and grow our nationwide public infrastructure. The City of Calgary has several billion in unfunded capital projects that need to be built over the next 30 years.

Related Links
FCM: Infrastructure - About the Issue
FCM: Strengthening Canada through our Hometowns
Federal Government funding commitment announced July 24, 2015
Water construction, upgrades and repairs
The City of Calgary Investing in Mobility Plan

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