The government’s capital spending program for the coming year will advance healthcare projects more quickly and also provide Nova Scotians modern schools, safer highways, renewed provincial parks and improved local roads and other infrastructure. Capital Plan 2023-24 will invest more than $1.6 billion to start new projects and continue work on previously announced projects. Read more.

Of note:

  • $275.1 million for the Halifax Infirmary expansion and Cape Breton Regional Municipality healthcare redevelopment projects
  • $91 million for construction and renewal of other hospitals and medical facilities, including projects in Bridgewater, Pugwash, Yarmouth, Amherst and at the IWK Health Centre
  • $33.2 million for Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Facility construction

Other capital plan highlights include:

  • $240.8 million to build and renovate schools, including an increase of $24 million for capital repairs and $40 million for new modular units
  • $97.2 million for Nova Scotia Community College’s Sydney waterfront campus and three residence projects
  • $21 million for public housing repairs, an increase of $15.3 million
  • $10.2 million for provincial park repairs and upgrades, an increase of $9.2 million.

Capital Plan 2023-24 invests $498.5 million in projects outlined in the Five-Year Highway Improvement Plan, including $60 million more than last year for secondary highways and $15 million more for gravel roads.