Budget 2019

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Consultation has concluded

Budget information for the 2019 Budget season will be shared here, beginning in March. For more information on the proposed 5 Year Financial Plan for 2019-2023, as well as our existing 5-year financial plan, see our Documents section to the right.

More information is also available Frequently Asked Questions section, in the informational video below, and in the 'News' section.

Budget highlights include:

  • An increase to the operational paving budget of 10%;
  • Additional paving investments in, the Lester Centre parking lot Wantage road and the airport road;
  • Continuation of the dam replacement project, with excess costs covered by borrowing, and dividends from Prince Rupert Legacy Inc.;
  • Completion of the West Berm expansion of the landfill, while the City works towards the development of a new 35 year landfill cell;
  • Replacement of boilers at the Recreation Complex to increase energy efficiency;
  • The scheduled Airport Ferry refit;
  • Purchase of a new Garbage truck - with staff exploring the possibility of implementing curbside recycling pick up through the purchase of a multi-purpose vehicle;
  • The addition of two new RCMP members;
  • An additional Bylaw Enforcement Officer to better address unsightly properties in Prince Rupert;
  • Capital reserve for loan repayments on the upcoming RCMP detachment; and as mentioned,
  • A 2% reduction to the property taxation rate for residents and businesses.

Please note that the public consultation for the 2019 Budget season has now concluded - with survey results to be summarized and provided to Council for consideration during final consideration of the 2019-2023 Financial Plan Bylaw. These results have also been posted in the Document Library section on the top right of this page.

Thank you very much to those who participated!


How does the City calculate the Property Tax rate each year?

See the short video below for a simplified explanation.



Budget information for the 2019 Budget season will be shared here, beginning in March. For more information on the proposed 5 Year Financial Plan for 2019-2023, as well as our existing 5-year financial plan, see our Documents section to the right.

More information is also available Frequently Asked Questions section, in the informational video below, and in the 'News' section.

Budget highlights include:

  • An increase to the operational paving budget of 10%;
  • Additional paving investments in, the Lester Centre parking lot Wantage road and the airport road;
  • Continuation of the dam replacement project, with excess costs covered by borrowing, and dividends from Prince Rupert Legacy Inc.;
  • Completion of the West Berm expansion of the landfill, while the City works towards the development of a new 35 year landfill cell;
  • Replacement of boilers at the Recreation Complex to increase energy efficiency;
  • The scheduled Airport Ferry refit;
  • Purchase of a new Garbage truck - with staff exploring the possibility of implementing curbside recycling pick up through the purchase of a multi-purpose vehicle;
  • The addition of two new RCMP members;
  • An additional Bylaw Enforcement Officer to better address unsightly properties in Prince Rupert;
  • Capital reserve for loan repayments on the upcoming RCMP detachment; and as mentioned,
  • A 2% reduction to the property taxation rate for residents and businesses.

Please note that the public consultation for the 2019 Budget season has now concluded - with survey results to be summarized and provided to Council for consideration during final consideration of the 2019-2023 Financial Plan Bylaw. These results have also been posted in the Document Library section on the top right of this page.

Thank you very much to those who participated!


How does the City calculate the Property Tax rate each year?

See the short video below for a simplified explanation.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Information will be summarized for Council consideration as part of the 2019 Budget process.

    Thank you for participating in the City's 2019 Budget Survey! We are looking for your feedback on a number of specific items noted in this year's budget.

    Additional opportunities for consultation will be available during the official public consultation process held March 11th and 25th at 7 pm in Council Chambers, City Hall (424 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert). 

    For more information on the proposed 2019-2023 Financial Plan (budget), check out the documents section for a full preview of proposed revenues, expenditures, and much more. 

    This information is being collected, as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and

    Thank you for participating in the City's 2019 Budget Survey! We are looking for your feedback on a number of specific items noted in this year's budget.

    Additional opportunities for consultation will be available during the official public consultation process held March 11th and 25th at 7 pm in Council Chambers, City Hall (424 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert). 

    For more information on the proposed 2019-2023 Financial Plan (budget), check out the documents section for a full preview of proposed revenues, expenditures, and much more. 

    This information is being collected, as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of better informing the City's budgeting process.

    If you have any questions pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please feel free to contact:

    Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager, City of Prince Rupert, 
    424 3rd Avenue West,  Prince Rupert, BC
    Phone: (250) 627 0976      
    Email: veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca

    Consultation has concluded
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