Budget 2019


Council and staff are in the process of creating the budget for 2019. Each year as part of the budget process, choices must be made to balance the needs and wants within the municipality. The draft budget is based on Council’s direction to focus the budget on delivering priority projects, maintaining existing service levels, planning for infrastructure renewal, and delivering targeted community revitalization projects.

Budget 2019 Presentation Materials

(see meeting schedule at the bottom of this page)

Community Input


We are hosting 3 Open Houses on the draft 2019 budget. We want to hear your input and your priorities for the upcoming year. By joining the conversation now, you can have an impact on the final budget for 2019.

Please join us from 6:00 - 8:00pm at one of our Budget 2019 Open Houses:

- October 29, 2018 - Ramada Inn
- November 1, 2018 - Crofton Community Centre
- November 6, 2018 - Chemainus Seniors' Centre


New this year! Wondering how your tax dollars are spent? Check out our new Citizen Budget Tool! Enter the value of your property, and increase or decrease service levels to discover how your taxes would be affected.

Citizen Budget: North Cowichan’s budget simulation tool


Can't join us in person? No problem! Have your say about Budget 2019 on PlaceSpeak:

Meeting Schedule - 2018 Budget Process

June 20, 2018 Council Meeting Budget Outlook and preliminary Council guidance on budget 1:30 PM
June 30, 2018 COW Financial Plan and proposed Capital Expenditure Plan (2019 - 2023) 6:00 PM
August 2, 2018 Public Works Committee (PWC) Public Works Committee reviews Roads & Sidewalks Capital Program 12 noon
October 29, 2018 Public Meeting Ramada Inn 6 - 8:00 PM
November 1, 2018 Public Meeting Crofton Community Centre 6 - 8:00 PM
November 6, 2018 Public Meeting Chemainus Seniors' Centre 6 - 8:00 PM
November 19, 2018 Committee of the Whole (COW) Council Update on Public Meetings and review guidance on budget. Initial Operating Budget presented to Council 6:00 PM
December 3, 2018 COW Review Financial Plan and Capital Expenditure Plan 6:00 PM
December 10, 2018 COW Grant-in Aid review and approval 6:00 PM
December 17, 2018 COW Review Financial Plan and proposed Utility Budgets and Rates 6:00 PM