Tuggeranong up close

  • 1,686 ACT Government workers employed (eg. teachers, nurses, city rangers)
  • 8,069 school students taught by 665 teachers at 20 public schools
  • 48 firefighters protecting the community
  • 123 community playgrounds maintained
  • 435,657 items borrowed from local libraries
  • 4,529 hectares of suburban grass mowed

Better services in your community

  • $4.5 million to fix local roads
  • Tuggeranong to benefit from more firefighters across Canberra
  • Extending the Blue Rapid link from Kippax to Lanyon Market Place
  • Free off-peak bus travel for seniors and concession card holders
  • Improving Tharwa Village firefighting water supply

Better schools for our kids

  • $85 million for school classroom and facilities upgrades including at Lake Tuggeranong College
  • Safer walking and cycling around our schools, with new school crossing supervisors and better road signage
  • Devices for students to support technologyenabled learning
  • Supporting students with a disability to ensure they can access their local public schools

Building a better city

  • Improving Tuggeranong Town Centre and Kambah Village with new outdoor furniture and landscaping
  • Better facilities at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre Upgrading footpaths and completing missing links in local cycle paths
  • Early planning for upgrades to the Monaro Highway between Johnson Drive and Canberra Avenue

Better care when you need it

  • Improving access to GPs through support for bulk billing in Tuggeranong
  • Two more mobile dental clinics to service hard to reach communities and schools
  • More graduate nurses for better frontline care

The 2017-18 Budget will renew our schools, hospitals, infrastructure and public spaces.

We are delivering on our commitments to ensure Canberra keeps getting even better.

10-Year Health Plan

  • $236 million for the new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency
    (SPIRE) Centre at The Canberra Hospital
  • $68 million to expand the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children
  • Training more frontline nurses, midwives and allied health workers through a new clinical
    school at the Canberra Hospital
  • More Walk in Centres across Canberra

Better schools for our kids

  • More than $100 million to expand, upgrade and build new local schools
  • School assistants to provide better support for our teachers
  • More school psychologists and support for Safe Schools to protect student wellbeing

Better suburbs

  • $43 million to upgrade local roads
  • More weeding, tree clearing, graffiti prevention and hard waste removal
  • Canberra’s first Container Deposit Scheme to cut litter and boost recycling

For each Canberra household, on average the Government spends...

Returning to a balanced budget