Mandate and Responsibilities

The Department of Infrastructure is responsible for territory-wide government programs such as the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public buildings and transportation infrastructure and systems, environmental assessment and remediation of public infrastructure, property management, procurement shared services, information management and technology, disposal of surplus property and goods, and motor vehicle and mechanical/electrical regulatory services. 

The Department is also responsible for programming aimed at energy conservation and efficiency and reducing energy costs in the Northwest Territories (NWT). 

On behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Department of Infrastructure is also responsible for the strategic planning of long term investment in the development of public transportation infrastructure and energy production, and distribution systems for the NWT. The Department of Infrastructure also manages marine transportation services for the provision of fuel and dry goods to remote NWT communities.