The City of West Kelowna plans strategically to ensure it can fund the infrastructure and service needs of a rapidly growing community.
Staff uses Council's Strategic Priorities, and the recommendations found in its Master Plans, studies and strategies, to map out these improvement needs over several years.
A list of current capital projects is presented for Council's consideration at the start of each budget year. Those projects that Council approves are then typically completed during the mid-spring to mid-fall construction season.
2016 Infrastructure Projects
West Kelowna will complete more than $10.3 million in infrastructure upgrades in 2016, including:
Westbank water storage improvements - $1.17 million
New fire truck - $937,500
Boucherie Road drainage improvements - $840,000
Skate park and tiered seating at Memorial Park - $813,000, including funding support via the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
Road rehabilitation – $650,000
Sidewalks – $600,000, including support via the federal Gas Tax Fund and savings in transit service
Design Boucherie Road upgrade, Stuart to Ogden – $330,000
Shannon Lake Bridge replacement - $300,000
Vineyard Park Plan and improvements - $170,000
Last Mountain Park tennis court replacement - $84,000
LED streetlights pilot projects - $50,000
Transit exchange security cameras - $40,000
In addition, the City of West Kelowna is upgrading the Horizon Village Lift Station with funding of more than $900,000 courtesy of the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the Small Communities Fund; the City of West Kelowna's portion of funding for this project was carried over from the 2015 Capital Budget and includes improvements to drainage in the vicinity of the lift station.