Business Plan & Operating Budget

To support Council’s Strategic Plan, East Hants prepares annual business plans and budget documents.

The 2019-2020 Operating Budget provides detailed information on property assessments and year over year variances in the cost of municipal programs, services and revenues. It outlines information on tax burden, tax rates, area rates, provincial transfers, protective services (RCMP and Fire) and municipal reserves.

The 2019-2020 Business Plans outlines the priority initiatives and department budgets for the six municipal departments and municipal Council.


Highlights from the current budget, effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, are highlighted below.

2019 Business Plans


Archived Operating Budgets:

2018-2019 Operating Budget

2017 2018 Operating Budget

2016-2017 Operating Budget

2015-2016 Operating budget

2014-2015 Operating Budget

2013-2014 Operating Budget

2012-2013 Operating Budget

Archived Business Plans:

2018-2019 Operational Business Plan

2017-2018 Operational Business Plan

2016-2017 Business Plan

2015-2016 Business Plan

2014-2015 Business Plan

2013-2014 Business Plan

2012-2013 Business Plan


Council typically begins deliberation on the Operating Budget and Business Plan in January each year. Like our Facebook page or visit the Council Calendar to stay up to date on Budget news.