The City strives to maintain quality programs and services for citizens and keep taxes affordable for our businesses and households.
Annually the City updates the 5-year Financial Plan and the 10-year Project Plan, balancing changing needs and priorities within the community.
Read the 2022 - 2026 Provisional Financial Plan Quick Facts for highlights of the Provisional 2022 – 2026 Financial Plan.
Read the 2022 - 2026 Draft Financial Plan and Department Business Plans that were presented to Council during the budget review process for additional information.
2022 Departmental Business Plans and Business Cases
Chief Administrator's Office Business Plan
Human Resources Business Plan
Legislative Services and Communications Business Plan
Finance Business Plan
Information Technology Business Plan
Emergency Management Business Plan
Police Services Business Plan
Manager, Financial Services & Special Projects
Supervisor, Technical Support
Police Services: Support Staff Resourcing Plan
Community Development Business Plan
Development Approvals Business Plan
Parkade Security Plan
Engineering and Public Works:
Engineering Business Plan
Public Works Business Plan
Community Clean Team
Parks, Recreation and Culture:
Facilities and Parks Operations Business Plan
Recreation and Culture Business Plan
Aquatics Development Plan
PRC Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas, Lead Supervisor
PRC Parks Maintenance Worker Playgrounds
Nanaimo Fire Rescue:
Nanaimo Fire Rescue Business Plan
RCMP Business Plan
Geographically Targeted Bike Patrol Units
Upcoming Budget Sessions:
Sessions for the Final 2022 – 2026 Financial Plan will be held in the Spring of 2022. Date(s) to be announced.
Annual Financial Plans
The City’s integrated planning framework is comprised of separate but complementary planning processes. These processes support alignment and integration of resources and activities to achieve the strategic goals and priorities set by Council.
In compliance with the Community Charter, the Financial Plan is developed through public consultation and Council direction. Prior to May 15th each year, Council must adopt both a Five Year Financial Plan bylaw and a Property Tax Rates bylaw.
2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan
In early 2019, Council developed and adopted the 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan has four strategic themes and ten focus areas, which set out Council priorities and will guide Council decision making and the Financial Plan over the Council term.
The four strategic themes for the plan are:
- Governance Excellence
- Environmental Responsibility
- Economic Health
20-Year Investment Plan
On April 5, 2017, staff presented a 20-Year Infrastructure Investment Plan to Council. The plan included projected investment required over the next twenty years for current infrastructure renewal, for new/upgraded infrastructure required due to growth and for specific investment.
Development of the City's first 20 Year Infrastructure Investment Plan was led by the City's Asset Management Steering Committee and included input from the DCC Review Committee. Both committees have representation from across the organization including engineering, development, facilities, IT and finance disciplines.
The 20 Year Infrastructure Investment Plan identified a projected infrastructure investment need of $1.1 billion with current funding strategies providing $794 million. The total potential funding gap is $258 million. The gap is comprised of a funding shortfall of $117 million in development contribution charges for new and upgraded infrastructure required due to growth and $141 million for infrastructure renewal funded from general revenues and reserves. Council approved the following recommendations to close the funding gap:
- Continuation of 1% annual increase to property taxes to 2022 for contributions to the General Asset Management Fund Reserve
- Completion of the DCC Review and adoption of new rates bylaw
- Continued development of the City's asset management capacity
The new DCC rate bylaw was adopted in the Spring of 2018. The City's Asset Management Steering Committee is currently leading several key initiatives.
Read the 20-Year Investment Plan.
Citizens have an opportunity to provide their input and engage in budget discussions once a Draft Financial Plan is presented to Council. Here is how:
- Attend Council and Finance and Audit Committee Meetings on Budget discussions
- Participate in the annual eTown Hall Meeting to discuss the City of Nanaimo's annual budget
Past Financial Plans
2021 – 2025 Financial Plan
2021-2025 Financial Plan Quick Facts
2021 - 2025 Financial Plan
2020 – 2024 Financial Plan
2020-2024 Financial Plan QuickFacts
2020 - 2024 Financial Plan
2019 - 2023 Financial Plan
2019-2023 Financial Plan Quick Facts
Final Budget in Brief
2018 - 2022 Financial Plan
2018-2022 Financial Plan Quick Facts