Infrastructure is critical to protecting quality of life and well-being - it provides the services we all depend on and helps keep residents and ecosystems healthy.
Municipalities manage, own and operate some 60% of public infrastructure that drives our economy and quality of life. Local governments make people’s lives better, and local solutions have significant regional, provincial and national impacts.
Metro Vancouver and its residents strongly believe that investing in critical infrastructure must be part of B.C.’s and Canada’s plans to build back better from COVID-19. Metro Vancouver is ideally positioned to partner with the Province of B.C. to realize shared objectives to spur economic growth, address climate change, protect natural habitats and create more affordable and inclusive communities.
Over the next five years, Metro Vancouver alone has identified more than $6 billion in shovel-ready, critical infrastructure investments to strengthen our systems for drinking water, liquid waste, housing and regional parks. These projects have the potential to create thousands of long-term family-supporting jobs while protecting the environment and making the region more resilient to climate change.
Residents Support Infrastructure Funding
81% agree infrastructure is an effective way to stimulate the economy.
85% agree that senior governments should provide additional funding for local infrastructure projects.
Source: Mustel public opinion research, August 2020