Council approves 2021 capital budget with investments to renew City infrastructure

Brantford City Hall

BRANTFORD, ON – At their City Council meeting held this week, Brantford City Council approved the City’s 2021 capital budget of $86.7 million. A majority of the capital budget will be invested in City assets and infrastructure upgrades and renewal projects urgently needed. Below are the key highlights of the City’s 2021 Capital budget.

Affordable Housing

With over 1,700 households on the community housing waitlist, whereby new non-senior applicants with no dependents make up 40% of the list, the need for more affordable housing in our community has never been more acute. In 2021 over  $13,000,000 will be invested in affordable housing in an effort to meet the needs of our growing community.

Transportation Infrastructure

To keep the city moving safely and efficiently, over $16,000,000 will be invested in improving the City’s transportation infrastructure including upgrades to bridges, roads, sidewalks, Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift.

Improving Quality of Life

The City of Brantford has a strong tradition and long history of providing public recreation, sport and cultural opportunities to residents and visitors in places that encourage healthy lifestyles and make neighbourhoods more vibrant. In 2021 the City will invest over $4,900,000 in parks, playgrounds and open spaces that significantly contribute to people’s quality of life, now more than ever. 

Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

The City takes great pride in the high quality and standards of our water system to ensure the delivery of safe and high-quality water to residents and remain dedicated to increasing service capacity and replacement of aging water and wastewater infrastructure to meet the water and wastewater service needs of our growing community. Over $24,000,000 will be invested in water and wastewater infrastructure projects in 2021.

Over $1,500,000 will also be invested in Emergency Services to upgrade 9-1-1 and radio communications systems for Brantford Fire and Brantford Police Services.

"While I am very encouraged by what Council and City staff have been able to accomplish under extraordinary circumstances, we cannot underestimate the pressures on both the City’s capital and operating budgets as a result of the ongoing pandemic”, said Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis. "Even during these unprecedented challenging times, we remain focused on investing in the City’s assets and infrastructure to ensure we continue delivering high-quality services to residents while preparing for future growth.”

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