Capital Budget

Thumbnail of Capital Estimates coverThe Capital Budget is a forecast of spending for infrastructure and capital projects such as roads and bridges, public buildings, and equipment. The Capital Budget is delivered each fall in the Legislative Assembly, whereas the operating budget is delivered each spring.

$156.6 million this year; $610 million over 5 years

in schools, affordable housing, mental health facilities and transportation infrastructure

The 2019-2020 Capital Budget Estimates outline government’s current priorities for capital and infrastructure investments and the capital plan for the next five years.

Investing in HealthThumbnail of Capital Budget Health Investments Backgrounder

$162 million to healthcare system

  • $100 million, the largest investment, for new mental health and addiction facilities and services
  • $4.4 million for new Structured Housing Unit and Adult Day Treatment Program site
  • $7.2 million for replacement of the Picture Archiving and Communication System used to store diagnostic images

Investing in Education

$111 million for capital additiThumbnail of Capital Budget Education Investments Backgrounderons in education

  • $19.1 million to replace Sherwood Elementary School
  • $38 million for new secondary school in Stratford
  • $8.9 million for addition and enhancements at École-sur-Mer in Summerside
  • $4.7 for additional classrooms at West Royalty Elementary
  • $5 million to complete additional classrooms at Stratford Elementary
  • $5.6 million to complete additional classrooms at LM Montgomery Elementary
  • $2.1 million for 20 new buses over the next year
  • over $2 million to replace and enhance classroom devices and technology

    Investing in CommunitiesThumbnail of Capital Budget Community Investments Backgrounder

    $56 million for highway improvements and bridge replacements

    • $51 million for road and highway improvements
    • $5 million to replace six bridges
    • new electric vehicle charging stations across PEI
    • expanded services at efficiency PEI for energy savings

    Contact: Thumbnail of Capital Budget Highlights Backgrounder

    Telephone: (902) 368-4201
    Toll-free: 1-800-236-5196
    Fax: (902) 368-5544 

    Published date: 
    November 16, 2018

    General Inquiries

    Department of Finance
    2nd Floor South, Shaw Building
    95 Rochford Street
    P.O. Box 2000
    Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8

    Phone: (902) 368-4040
    Fax: (902) 368-6575