Woden up close

  • 7,167 ACT Government workers employed (eg. teachers, nurses, city rangers)
  • 7,530 students taught by 564 teachers at 15 public schools
  • 9,853 tonnes of CO2 saved by using renewable electricity
  • 16 firefighters protecting the community
  • 545,688 items borrowed from local libraries
  • 3,234 hectares of suburban grass mowed

Better services in your community

  • A new Green Rapid bus route from Woden to the City via Manuka and Barton, including free travel for the first two months
  • Investing $3.2 million to revitalise the Woden Library
  • $4.5 million to improve local roads
  • Free off-peak bus travel for seniors and concession card holders
  • More investment to maintain local sports grounds

Better schools for our kids

  • $85 million for school classroom and facilities upgrades including at Mount Stromlo High School, Garran Primary and the Malkara School
  • Planning for a new public school in Molonglo
  • Safer walking and cycling around our schools, with new school crossing supervisors and better road signage
  • Devices for students to support technologyenabled learning

Building a better city

  • Getting Stage 2 of light rail to Woden underway with investment in design and procurement
  • Early planning for the Molonglo East-West Arterial Road to build capacity for new suburbs
  • Upgrading footpaths and completing missing links in local cycle paths
  • Upgrades to Dudley Street as part of the Canberra Brickworks project, to improve safety and traffic flow on local roads

Better care when you need it

  • A new Walk in Centre for the Weston Creek region
  • 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