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Regional Council unanimously approves 2016-2017 Operating & Capital Budgets

Budget Highlights:

- $873 million gross operating budget
- $198 million gross project budget
- Average residential and commercial property taxes remain the same as in 2015-2016
- Municipal service levels are strong with improvements in some areas
- Halifax is in a solid financial position to participate in infrastructure improvement partnerships

The general rates of taxation on residential property (per $100 of assessed value) will be set at:

$0.662 for the urban area (reduced from $0.669 in 2015-16)
$0.629 for the suburban area (reduced from $0.636 in 2015-16)
$0.629 for the rural area (reduced from $0.636 in 2015-16)

The general rates of taxation on commercial property (per $100 of assessed value) will be set at:

$2.832 for the urban area (reduced from $$2.895 in 2015-16)
$2.832 for the suburban area (reduced from $2.895 in 2015-16)
$2.510 for the rural area (reduced from $2.566 in 2015-16)

Tax rates associated with Transit (per $100 of assessed value) will be set at:

$0.049 for the Regional Transportation tax rate (no change from 2015-16)
$0.102 for the Local Transit tax rate (no change from 2015-16)

See 2016-17 Budget Approval News Release

See 2016-2017 Municipal Budget Highlights


Proposed and Approved Budget Books 2016-2017

To view the entire proposed operating budget book (will be updated in July once the area rates are determined) and the approved capital budget book, please click on the book covers.   In addition, the various sections of the books are outlined in the charts below and available in PDF format.

Operatingbook Approved Capital Budget 2016 2017 interactive map

Budget book information by section in PDF format.

Proposed Operating Budget 2016-2017

Full Book (pdf) Support Services and Governance:

Executive Summary

Auditor General

Introduction to Halifax

Chief Administration Office

Discussion and Analysis

Finance and ICT

Services to Citizens:

Human Resources

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency

Legal Services

Halifax Public Libraries

Operations Support

Parks and Recreation

Corporate Accounts

Planning and Development

Reserve Budget

Revised Reserve Budget

Halifax Regional Police & RCMP

Glossary

Halifax Transit

Appendices

Transportation and Public Works

 

 

Approved Capital Budget 2016-2017

Full Book (pdf) 2016/17 Capital Budget Summary and Detail
Approach to the Capital Budget 2017/2018 Capital Budget Summary and Detail
Capital Expenditure Plan 2018/2019 Capital Budget Summary and Detail
Capital Funding Plan  

 

For a breakdown of the sections within Appendix 1, please click on the links below:

Approved Capital Budget Appendices (per section)

Buildings Parks & Playgrounds
Business Tools Roads & Active Transportation
Equipment & Fleet Solid Waste
Halifax Transit Traffic Improvements