Every year, the City completes operational and capital budgets which are adopted by Council.

The Director of Corporate and Financial Services coordinates the City’s five-year Financial Plan process, analyzes department budget information, prepares non-departmental revenue estimates, assembles the budget document and provides overview, continues financial monitoring, and reports once the budget is adopted. The Director also assists department heads in identifying budget problems and formulating solutions.

2017 Budget Overview

Budget Process

The City follows this budget schedule every year. See where in the process the City is right now!

Budget Process

September - October

  • Departmental staff prepare draft budgets

November - December

  • Pre-budget public consultation
  • Finance staff review departmental draft budgets
  • Senior management review draft budgets
  • Financial Sustainability and Audit Committee reviews and makes Recommendations on various budget components to Council


  • Present draft capital budget to Council
  • Present draft operating budget to Council

March - April

  • Review five year financial plan and policies


  • Council sets final tax rates
Financial Plans

The City updates the capital and financial plans annually. See the latest plans below.

Five Year Capital Plan

The five year capital program was adopted by Council in January 2017. This plan outlines the capital expenditures in the next five years. The plan is updated annually.

Five Year Financial Plan

The City of Quesnel completes a five-year financial plan, which is updated every year, to ensure responsible money management that relates directly to the priorities identified by the community.

In accordance with Section 165 of the Community Charter, the City of Quesnel is required to adopt by bylaw a five year financial plan.

Five Year Financial Plan
Schedule A
Schedule B


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