As governments at all levels respond to the unprecedented fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the continuing resilience and performance of the Metro Vancouver region will be central to British Columbia's and Canada's recovery.

Metro Vancouver is well-positioned to partner with the Governments of British Columbia and Canada to accelerate economic recovery through shared investments in critical infrastructure. With a focus on protecting and enhancing quality of life for everyone in our region, we have an opportunity to create a better future.

  • Delivering Services That Keep Our Communities Healthy

  • Protecting and Restoring Natural Habitat and Ecosystems

  • Increasing Affordable Housing

  • Supporting a Vibrant Regional Economy

  • Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Metro Vancouver is planning $6 billion in shovel-worthy infrastructure projects over the next five years that will provide core services while creating loing-term jobs, addressing climate change, enhancing the natural environment and protecting biodiversity.

The projects include upgrades and replacement of infrastructure for drinking water and wastewater treatment, as well as renewable energy generation, parkland enhancements and affordable housing developments.

Read Metro Vancouver’s submission to the BC Budget 2021 consultation:

 Supporting British Columbia's Economic Recovery Through Shared Investments in Infrastructure

 

Overview Documents

 Metro Vancouver Overview

 Economic Recovery Through Shared Investments

 

Project Summaries

Investments in infrastructure are investments in people


Infrastructure is necessary for preserving our quality of life in communities as our population grows. Smart investments in infrastructure also afford us the opportunity to build back better:

  • To create long term jobs
  • To improve the resiliency of our communities to the impacts of climate change
  • To restore natural habitats and ecosystems   
  • To better support health 
  • To improve issues of housing affordability and address social inequities for a more inclusive place to live


 

 

Iona Island Wastewater Treatment PlantIona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant<div class="ExternalClass9B438BC6B70240758DFF2B5E8D2DD05B"><p>The new Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (IIWWTP), must be operational with secondary treatment by the end of 2030, presenting an opportunity to positively contribute to the health and well-being of people, wildlife and biodiversity in the region.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Planthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/ionawwtp.jpg, Iona WWTP http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/ionawwtp.jpg#999966http://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/liquidwaste.svg, Liquid Waste Icon
Metro Vancouver HousingMetro Vancouver Housing<div class="ExternalClass3C8523B791E54E4498DD5071E41B8E6F"><p>The Metro Vancouver Housing 10-Year Plan provides a vision and framework to guide how Metro Vancouver Housing will provide, preserve, and expand affordable housing in the region.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Metro Vancouver Housing190http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/housing.jpg, Housing http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/housing.jpg#cc6600http://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/housing.svg, Housing icon
Waste-to-Energy District EnergyWaste-to-Energy District Energy<div class="ExternalClass61AE6E533873498688BAE438A4C85583"><p>Metro Vancouver will recover more of the heat generated at its Waste-to-Energy Facility by establishing a district energy system that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions at nearby residential and commercial developments as compared to heating with natural gas.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Waste-to-Energy District Energy30http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/wtef.jpg, WTEF http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/wtef.jpg#336699http://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/solidwaste.svg, Solid Waste Icon
Annacis Water Supply TunnelAnnacis Water Supply Tunnel<div class="ExternalClassF4C629E0E46F48EB975313C4FF65C35D"><p>The Annacis Water Supply Tunnel will significantly increase supply to communities south of the Fraser River while also improving seismic resiliency, protecting against riverbed erosion and ensuring the longevity of the water system.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Annacis Water Supply Tunnel488http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/annaciswatersupply.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/annaciswatersupply.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/annaciswatersupply.jpg#3399cchttp://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/water.svg, Water icon
Biosolids Dryer ProjectBiosolids Dryer Project<div class="ExternalClass9CE7D1D3510A40BB8CD4DA821D5B3336"><p>Metro Vancouver is posed to build a biosolids drying facility, which would produce dried biosolids pellets that can be used as a fuel to replace coal in cement kilns or as an ingredient in blended fertilizer products.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Biosolids Dryer Project197http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/biosolidsdryerproject.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/biosolidsdryerproject.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/biosolidsdryerproject.jpg#999966http://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/liquidwaste.svg, Liquid Waste icon
Coquitlam Water Supply ProjectCoquitlam Water Supply Project<div class="ExternalClassDAF08E90B9534757BABC8F215232AB0A"><p>The Coquitlam Water Supply Project will increase the amount of clean, safe drinking water Metro Vancouver can distribute to its 2.7 million residents.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Coquitlam Water Supply Projecthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/Coq-LakeMap.jpg, Coquitlam http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/Coq-LakeMap.jpg#3399cchttp://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/water.svg, Water Icon
North Shore WWTP Tertiary UpgradeNorth Shore WWTP Tertiary Upgrade<div class="ExternalClassBE5E87B654DE44738657D602C1E06157"><p>The new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is being built to an even higher environmental standard in an effort to enhance environmental protection and reduce the release of possible contaminants into B.C.’s coastal waters.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Tertiary Upgrade30http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/nswwtp.jpg, NSWWTP http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/nswwtp.jpg#999966http://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/liquidwaste.svg, Liquid Waste Icon
Widgeon Marsh Regional ParkWidgeon Marsh Regional Park<div class="ExternalClass5669A18F2ABF4602B6276D616043A370"><p>Widgeon Marsh Regional Park will protect and enhance sensitive ecosystems while offering a range of opportunities for people to connect with nature and each other.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Widgeon Marsh Regional Park15http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/widgeon.jpg, Widgeon Marsh http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/widgeon.jpg#339933http://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/parks.svg, Parks Icon
Climate 2050Climate 2050<div class="ExternalClassECBDB4662ABE4F1F978CA34CC52FD46D">Metro Vancouver will develop the main <em>Climate 2050</em> Roadmaps by the end of 2020, with specific goals, strategies and actions for 10 issue areas.</div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Climate 2050http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/climate2050.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/climate2050.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/climate2050.jpg#66ccffhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/air.svg, Air Quality Icon
Metro 2050Metro 2050<div class="ExternalClassE5A550C4969E4D42A35069BC9ACCB22E"><p>After close to ten years of implementation, Metro Vancouver is updating the regional growth strategy to extend its timeline to 2050, integrate with TransLink’s new Regional Transportation Strategy, and incorporate updated policies to better address issues such as climate change, social equity, the importance of linking affordable housing to transit, and the protection of sensitive ecosystems.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/Metro 2050http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/metro2050.jpg, Metro 2050 http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/economic-recovery/PublishingImages/metro2050.jpg#996633http://www.metrovancouver.org/dashboards/icons/planning.svg, Planning Icon