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2016-2017 Operating & Capital Budgets

Building on positive forecasts for the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Halifax economy will continue to perform strongly with steady growth in GDP, incomes, employment and population. Supported by these positive growth assumptions and the direction of Regional Council, the operating and project budgets for 2016-17 include improved municipal services while maintaining the same average property taxes for both residential and commercial taxpayers. For a complete list of highlights, also, the 2016-17 Budget Approval News Release.

Approved Budget Books 2016-2017

To view the entire approved operating budget book and the approved capital budget book, please click on the book covers. In addition, the various sections of the books are outlined below.

Approved Budget Book Cover Approved Capital Budget 2016 2017 interactive map


Approved 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

Halifax Regional Police & RCMP


Halifax Transit


Transportation and Public Works

Other links of interest  
RESOLUTION for Approval of Operating & Capital Budget and Tax Rates Tax Structure Map
Schedule of Area rates (2 pages)  


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