Intergovernmental Advocacy Plan - 2019 to 2022*
The City of New Westminster is committed to advancing our short and long term objectives with senior levels of government and key stakeholders through collaboration, teamwork and advocacy. The Intergovernmental Relations Advocacy Plan highlights the major strategic projects over the next three years.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a new NEW WEST MATTERS page at newwestcity.ca/newwestmatters to connect with the community.
*Please note that this is a living plan that will change as resources are secured or projects are completed.
City Council’s Current Strategic Intergovernmental Project Priorities
1. Environment and Climate Action
- District Energy for Royal Columbian Hospital and Sapperton Area
- New Net Zero Aquatics Facility - təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre
- Urban Reforestation and Biodiversity Program
- Climate Resiliency and Flood Protection
2. Affordable Housing
- Supportive Housing to meet the needs of the homeless population
- Indigenous Housing
- Poplar Landing Development
3. Culture and Economic Development
- Massey Theatre Upgrade
- COVID-19 Vaccination Program Implementation
4. Reconciliation, Inclusion and Engagement
- Engagement and inclusion of local First Nations
- Creating Alternate Community Response to Mental Health Crisis – Police Reform
5. Facilities, Infrastructure and Public Realm
- təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre
- Increase Affordable Childcare Spaces
- Asset Management Program for Civic Buildings
- Streets for People
- Rebuild Westminster Pier Park
- Fire Protection for the Fraser River
6. Sustainable Transportation
- Riverfront Greenway Development
- Agnes Greenway
- Q to Q Ferry
- BC Parkway Upgrade - Stewardson Way Greenway
Intergovernmental Relations staff provide the following functions for the City of New Westminster:
Advocacy, Funding and Coordination
- Provide corporate support, and leadership for intergovernmental issues and opportunities;
- Advocate for New Westminster issues with senior governments, other municipal and regional partners and key external stakeholders; and
- Secure funding opportunities and partnerships with senior governments for major capital projects.
- Facilitate relationships and partnerships with senior levels of government, First Nations, municipalities, and key external stakeholders;
- Encourage collaborative decision-making; and
- Address intergovernmental, regional, inter-municipal and other external stakeholder priorities and issues.
Research and Analysis
- Analyze intergovernmental or inter-municipal trends and issues that are of interest to the City; and
- Review federal and provincial policy, budget, legislative and program changes as they relate to the City.