Infrastructure and Capital Projects

Construction crews digging up old water pipe infrastructure

City releases 2022 financial report on significant capital projects

Prince George, BC – Staff will present Council with a six-month update on significant capital projects at the December 5 Council meeting. The report will inform Council of the City’s capital budget and performance for significant projects over $1 million.

The report includes status information on major, debt and…

Our infrastructure

Infrastructure is a very broad term that covers a large number of things from physical buildings and roads to City services. Learn about Prince George's civic infrastructure and how they serve our community.

Capital projects

Capital projects are often - but not always - major infrastructure undertakings like building new facilities or repairing roads and sidewalks that involve significant spending.

Beginning in late 2020, the City focused its efforts on a number of corrective measures to improve transparency and accountability related to capital project structure and processes. The steps Council and Administration have taken include:

  • Reducing the City Manager's delegated authority to amend project budgets to five per cent of the project budget, up to a maximum of $100,000 per project.
  • Council will review budget amendments approved under the City Manager's authority once every three months.
  • Considerating hiring external project management services for significant capital projects. This was first put into practice for the downtown YMCA daycare construction project that was completed on-time and under budget in 2021.
  • Conducting external reviews of the City's capital management processes and developing a new project management framework to provide project delivery consistency.
  • Approving a whistleblower policy in 2021 that ensures all City employees and elected officials have a clear, confidential roadmap to bring their concerns forward.