The City of Winnipeg’s Infrastructure Plan captures the City’s 10-year capital investment priorities and makes connections to primary and secondary planning documents such as OurWinnipeg 2045, Complete Communities 2.0, Poverty Reduction Strategy and the Climate Change Action Plan. The Infrastructure Plan also makes connections to the themes recognized in the Strategic Priorities Action Plan (SPAP).
The Plan is intended to be a blueprint for how the City is able to maintain sustainable and affordable service delivery for residents, by incorporating the information from the Plan into the City’s investment planning cycle and multi-year budget process on an annual basis. The following figure outlines the recommended process flow to integrate the Infrastructure Plan with capital budgeting:
The Infrastructure Plan provides a service-based view of prioritized needs that incorporates projects and programs inclusive of tax, utility supported services and special operating agencies valued at over $5 million dollars.
Investments that are approved in the Capital Budget ultimately provide the public service direction to initiate projects and execute them using the City’s project management process. As such, the Capital Budget solidifies the City’s strategies and overall goals and how those objectives will be achieved by outlining specific activities, resources and timing.