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Capital Budget

Capital Budgeting Guidelines Review

  • Approved inflationary impacts and proposed development and growth assumptions shall be referenced, where appropriate
  • Debt Limit and Debt Service Limit not to exceed 85% of the legislated Municipal Government Act limit
  • Capital assets valued from $10,000 to $100,000 inclusive are deemed Pay As You Go (PAYG)
    • must be included in the capital budget
    • will be funded from the operating budget

Capital Request Criteria:

  • Health or Safety Issue
  • Legislated/Contractual Obligations
  • Maintenance of Existing Assets
  • Maintaining Current Service Levels
  • Increased Efficiencies
  • Increase in Level of Existing Service
  • New Service

Capital Budget Summary


2011 Capital Projects by Category


2010 Capital Projects by Category

Total Number of Projects: 89


Capital Budget Challenges


  • Keeping pace with growth
  • Maintaining the current capital infrastructure
  • Increasing capital construction costs
  • Providing an appropriate balance between hard services and quality of life (soft) services

As reflected in the five-year capital budget plan, the Regional Municipality's debt limit remains within the 85 per cent of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) limit established by Council.


Contact Information


The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 2K4

Phone: (780) 743-7000
Fax: (780) 743-7037

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