City Budget 2022

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Every year, the City must adopt a five-year financial plan bylaw by May 15th as outlined by the Community Charter. The City of New Westminster is starting the process of developing the financial plan for the years 2022 to 2026, which includes the capital and operating budgets for 2022.

In developing the financial plan, the City is guided by financial sustainability principles to maintain its financial health.

Community input is one of several factors that inform the development of the City's annual budget.

Some of the other factors that guide decision-making during the budget process include the mandatory services every municipality must deliver, City Council’s strategic priorities, the City’s Seven Bold Steps to address the climate emergency, and the City of New Westminster's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

There are many opportunities through the budget process for the community to participate and provide input, and we encourage you to get involved. There will be an interactive webinar, an online survey, workshops with Council, and an opportunity to provide comments on the draft budget when it's released later this year. Updates and documents will be posted to this page as they are available.


Budget 101 Webinar



Have you ever wondered how the City’s finances work – where the money comes from, and how it gets spent across various services and departments? Watch the recording of the September 14th interactive webinar. These are some of the topics that were covered in this year’s webinar:

  • What City services do your tax dollars support? (Note: if you’re a renter, you also contribute towards property taxes with your rent!)
  • What are the financial principles that guide the City’s budget?
  • How do the City’s priorities of climate action and equity impact the budget?
  • How is COVID-19 continuing to impact City finances and delivery of City services?

Every year, the City must adopt a five-year financial plan bylaw by May 15th as outlined by the Community Charter. The City of New Westminster is starting the process of developing the financial plan for the years 2022 to 2026, which includes the capital and operating budgets for 2022.

In developing the financial plan, the City is guided by financial sustainability principles to maintain its financial health.

Community input is one of several factors that inform the development of the City's annual budget.

Some of the other factors that guide decision-making during the budget process include the mandatory services every municipality must deliver, City Council’s strategic priorities, the City’s Seven Bold Steps to address the climate emergency, and the City of New Westminster's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

There are many opportunities through the budget process for the community to participate and provide input, and we encourage you to get involved. There will be an interactive webinar, an online survey, workshops with Council, and an opportunity to provide comments on the draft budget when it's released later this year. Updates and documents will be posted to this page as they are available.


Budget 101 Webinar



Have you ever wondered how the City’s finances work – where the money comes from, and how it gets spent across various services and departments? Watch the recording of the September 14th interactive webinar. These are some of the topics that were covered in this year’s webinar:

  • What City services do your tax dollars support? (Note: if you’re a renter, you also contribute towards property taxes with your rent!)
  • What are the financial principles that guide the City’s budget?
  • How do the City’s priorities of climate action and equity impact the budget?
  • How is COVID-19 continuing to impact City finances and delivery of City services?