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Closing Calgary's infrastructure gaps

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Holding government accountable to our citizensClosing Calgary’s infrastructure gap

​​We’re getting Calgary back on track. New Provincial investments in infrastructure can help our economy recover by creating jobs, and keeping communities resilient, safe and vibrant. YYC Matters - Closing infrastructure gaps guide​.

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Mitigate risk and build resiliency

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Description: <p>Calgary has a 10-year infrastructure gap worth about $5.67B including critical maintenance and legal obligation.</p> <p>Provincial funding is needed for the highest priorities:</p> <ul> <li>Increasing affordable housing </li> <li>Future phases of Green Line </li> <li>Field House </li> <li>Arts Commons </li> <li>Flood Mitigation on Bow and Elbow Rivers </li></ul> ​

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Fund critical projects

Build Calgary, strengthen Alberta

Calgary has a 10-year infrastructure gap worth about $5.67B including critical maintenance and legal obligation.

Provincial funding is needed for the highest priorities:

  • Increasing affordable housing
  • Future phases of Green Line
  • Field House
  • Arts Commons
  • Flood Mitigation on Bow and Elbow Rivers

Question: Improving quality of life through public infrastructure investment in the Fieldhouse

Calgary may be known as a winter sport city, but facilities for year-round training are sorely lacking. Calgary remains the only major Canadian city without a proper indoor facility for athletics and other field sports. As a result, Calgarians are denied opportunities that are available to their counterparts in Edmonton (where there are three such facilities) – opportunities to train, to try new sports, and to host major sporting events. A Fieldhouse has been at the top of The City of Calgary capital priorities for several years, but it has been difficult to find the funding to build it. Does your party commit to funding part of the construction of this important community facility? How much?

Question: Improving quality of life through public infrastructure investment in Arts Commons

Arts Commons is where arts, culture and community meet. It is one of the busiest facilities in the city with six resident companies, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and several theatre companies. Its educational programs make the arts accessible to students and other vulnerable groups. The work created and performed inside their walls tell the story of our city, our country and, of our common humanity. Those stories no longer fit within the space available and Arts Commons has a vision for a new building that will revitalize our downtown and create more opportunities for arts and culture in our city. Does your party commit to funding this important community priority? What mechanism will you use? How much will you commit?

Question: Collaborating to align school planning with community planning

Calgarians expect their elected leaders on their school boards, on their city council and those serving in their provincial government to collaborate on solutions to ensure school planning and construction timelines are aligned with community planning and build out. Does your party commit to working collaboratively with The City of Calgary and our local school boards to ensure school and community planning are better aligned with Calgarians’ expectations?

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Description: <p>Our downtown and Bow River communities are still at risk for flooding. A future Bow River reservoir would help manage flood, drought, and water supplies related to climate change. </p> <ul><li>Calgary needs Provincial support to complete the technical work and immediately fund the best upstream solutions to protect Calgary </li> <li>We want to extend the 5-year Province/TransAlta agreement to help protect communities in Calgary against impacts of flood and drought</li> <li>Continued Provincial support of Calgary's community-level flood mitigation </li></ul>

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Flood protection & mitigation

Mitigate risk and build resiliency

Our downtown and Bow River communities are still at risk for flooding. A future Bow River reservoir would help manage flood, drought, and water supplies related to climate change.

  • Calgary needs Provincial support to complete the technical work and immediately fund the best upstream solutions to protect Calgary
  • We want to extend the 5-year Province/TransAlta agreement to help protect communities in Calgary against impacts of flood and drought
  • Continued Provincial support of Calgary's community-level flood mitigation 

Question: Committing to upstream flood mitigation and water storage on the Bow River

Significant upstream mitigation work and a water storage solution are required for the Bow River in order to secure long term resilience against drought and to protect Calgary’s downtown against a 1 in 200 year flood. Does your party commit to completing the technical work and immediately funding the best solution(s) proposed to protect Calgary?


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