2015–16 ACT BUDGET
Budget Up Close
- $62.3 million for road upgrades and duplications
- 6 local shops upkeep and maintenance
- $31 million new P–6 school in North Gungahlin
- 642 hectares of grass mowed in parks and on public land
- 71 playgrounds upkeep and maintenance
- 424,221 items loaned at Gungahlin Library
Better roads for Gungahlin
The Budget invests in substantially enhancing the Gungahlin road network.
- $31.2 million for the Gundaroo Drive duplication (stage 1). This will fund stage 1 of duplication between Gungahlin Drive and Mirrabei Drive/Anthony Rolfe Avenue.
- $17.1 million for Horse Park Drive upgrades and duplication (stage 1). This Budget will fund:
- duplication of Horse Park Drive between Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Well Station Drive;
- upgrades to the intersection of Horse Park Drive and Mapleton Avenue; and
- upgrades to the intersection of Horse Park Drive and Well Station Drive.
- $14.1 million to enhance the Gungahlin Town Centre's traffic network. This will include extensions of The Valley Avenue and Manning Clark Crescent.
Light rail for gungahlin
The first stage of Capital Metro will deliver more than 3,500 jobs during construction and more than $1 billion in benefits to the ACT economy.
The Budget funds:
- $375 million Capital Contribution Funded by sale of land, ACTTAB and a contribution by the Federal Government.
Education for gungahlin
The ACT Government is delivering $1.1 billion this year for education.
In Gungahlin, this funds:
- 7,279 students; and
- 650 teachers; in
- 8 public schools
Education initiatives in the Budget for Gungahlin include:
- $31 million for the construction and operation of a new P–6 school in North Gungahlin. The school is scheduled to open in January 2019 and will accommodate around 540 students.
- Funding to design a year 7–10 school in North Gungahlin
Urban Renewal for Gungahlin
The Budget is delivering extra funding to spruce up our suburbs with more mowing, cleaning, weeding and other maintenance.
- More mowing right across Gungahlin
- Cleaning of Yerrabi Pond and Gungahlin Pond
- More tree pruning and weeding
- More graffiti removal and prevention
Urban renewal projects include:
- Yerrabi Park outdoor exercise equipment
- Upgrades to Gungahlin Library
The ACT Government Funds
- 87 Public schools
- 43,000 School students taught
- 2,900 Nurses
- 5,000 people part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in 2016
- 3,300 km of roads
- 233,000 hospital admissions and presentations to emergency
- 3 million library items borrowed
- 17.5 million ACTION passengers
- 563 firefighters and ambulance officers
- 450+ playgrounds
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
- $2.6 billion Health and education
- $502 million Economic growth and diversification
- $933 million Enhancing liveability and social inclusion
- $660 million Suburban renewal and transport