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2015–16 ACT BUDGET

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Construction for Central Canberra

The 2015-16 Budget is funding improvements to Canberra's central suburbs to ensure Canberra remains the world's most liveable city. This includes:

Light Rail for Central Canberra

The first stage of Capital Metro will deliver more than 3,500 jobs during construction and deliver more than $1 billion in benefits to the ACT economy.

The Budget funds:

Urban Renewal for Central Canberra

This Budget will revitalise our shopping centres, playgrounds and shared spaces. For central Canberra this Budget:

Education for Central Canberra

The ACT Government is delivering $1.1 billion this year for education.

In Central Canberra this funds:

This Budget will also fund:

The ACT Government Funds

Right Across Canberra

Record funding in Health

More hospital beds, more operations and better health facilities with upgrades at The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital, and work continuing on the new University of Canberra Public Hospital.

New funding to address domestic violence

Expanding the capacity of three key domestic and sexual violence crisis services; support for ACT public schools to provide programs and additional training for teachers; additional support for children and young people who may be experiencing domestic violence; and contribution to the national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children.

Better digital technology in schools

Ongoing replacement and refresh of computers and the expansion of wireless internet capability in our primary schools.

More funding to keep our community safe

A boost in funding to the services that support ACT Policing's frontline operations.

The ACT Government's Vision for Canberra

The 2015-16 Budget is for Canberra. The ACT Government is joining with the community and our local businesses to renew the city and bolster our economy to support jobs for Canberrans.

We want Canberra to remain the world's most liveable city and a place all Canberrans can be proud of.

In 2015-16, the Government will spend $4.7 billion in the delivery of services to the people of Canberra. The government will also invest a further $825 million in infrastructure (and a total of $2.8 billion over the next four years).

Where our money goes