2015–16 ACT BUDGET
Budget Up Close
- $10.7 million for a new CIT Training Centre
- 20 local shops upkeep and maintenance
- $24 million duplication of Ashley Drive
- 1,177 hectares of grass mowed in parks and on public land
- 121 playgrounds upkeep and maintenance
- 487,973 items loaned at Tuggeranong and Erindale libraries
Education for Tuggeranong
The ACT Government is delivering $1.1 billion this year for education.
In Tuggeranong this funds:
- 8046 students; and
- 830 teachers; in
- 20 public schools
Education initiatives in the Budget for Tuggeranong include:
- $6.5 million for the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Innovation and Learning Teaching for the future by specialising in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
- $10.7 million for CIT Tuggeranong
A brand new CIT campus for Canberra's
- $600,000 for a purpose-built learning support unit in Gowrie.
Better roads for Tuggeranong
This Budget invests in enhancing the Tuggeranong road network.
- $24 million for duplication of Ashley Drive. This Budget will see construction commence on duplication from Erindale Drive to Ellerston Avenue.
- Tuggeranong will also share in $19.5 million in funding on roads maintenance programs across the ACT
Urban Renewal for Tuggeranong
This Budget will revitalise Tuggeranong's shopping centres, playgrounds, and shared spaces.
For Tuggeranong, the ACT Government will provide:
- Over $2 million for renewal projects in Kambah, Erindale and Tuggeranong town centre –
Cycleways, footpath and landscaping upgrades
- More mowing, tree pruning, weeding and graffiti removal and prevention across Tuggeranong's suburbs
- Renewal for Tuggeranong with the development of South Quay
- New kids splash and play pool at Lakeside Leisure Centre.
Emergency Services for Tuggeranong
This Budget ensures the Tuggeranong community is well protected:
- $1.25 million for an Ambulance station at Greenway
- Fire and Rescue stations at Kambah, Chisholm and Conder
- 90 police officers based in Tuggeranong
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