The Government of Alberta is seeking input from Albertans to help develop strategies for infrastructure spending and long-term planning.

Responses from an online survey will assist the government in developing the Alberta Infrastructure Act, which will outline how government will plan for and prioritize capital spending. Input collected will also help inform development of a 20-Year Strategic Capital Plan, which will guide government’s approach to long-term planning for infrastructure.

“Infrastructure is a critical part of Alberta’s relaunch plan to protect jobs and get our province back to work. What we build today will impact the education, health care, and social services we deliver in the future,” said Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda. “We are investing in critical projects today, that will help ensure our province remains the best place to live, work and raise a family, while creating jobs when they are needed most. We want to hear and learn from industry, tradespeople and everyday Albertans on how we can best address the infrastructure needs of the province.”

The Alberta Infrastructure Act and 20-Year Strategic Capital Plan will help with forward planning of all types of infrastructure, including the following:

  • schools
  • universities
  • colleges
  • healthcare facilities
  • roads and bridges
  • rural broadband and irrigation projects
  • infrastructure that supports natural resource development

The Alberta Infrastructure Act is expected to be introduced in the fall 2020 legislative session. The 20-Year Strategic Capital Plan is expected to be released by early 2021.

Responses to the survey will be accepted until August 10, 2020.

To take the survey and for further information, click here.

Featured image credit: Calgary, Alberta by Kyler Nixon @knixon.

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