2015–16 ACT BUDGET
Budget Up Close
- $6.6 million Melrose High School football facility
- 17 local shops
- upkeep and maintenance
- $860,000 Renewal of Cooleman Court
- 728 hectares of grass mowed in parks andon public land
- 79 playgrounds upkeep and maintenance
- 617,977 items loaned at Woden library
Sports Facilities for Woden and Weston creek
This Budget makes significant investment in sport for Woden and Weston Creek:
- $6.6 million for a state-of-the-art synthetic football facility at Melrose High School FIFA-accredited synthetic field, pavilion and lights.
- $4.6 million upgrade of Phillip Oval Enhancing facilities to a national standard.
- $200,000 upgrade to Stromlo Forest park
- $185,000 to upgrade the Isaacs Ridge Mountain Bike trail
Urban Renewal for Woden and Weston creek
This Budget will revitalise our shopping centres, playgrounds and shared spaces.
For Woden and Weston Creek the ACT Government will fund:
- $500,000 for Woden Town Centre Renewing gardens, footpaths and general amenity.
- $860,000 for Cooleman Court Upgrades for Brierly St and Trenerry Square.
- $200,000 towards the Molonglo to City cycle highway
- More mowing, tree pruning, weeding and graffiti removal and prevention in Woden and Weston Creek
- Ongoing upgrades to the Woden bus interchange
Better Schools for Woden and Weston creek
The ACT Government is delivering $1.1 billion this year for education.
In Woden and Weston Creek this funds:
- 6,782 students; and
- 660 teachers; in
- 15 public schools
Education initiatives for Woden and Weston Creek include:
- $1.5 million for upgrades to Curtin Primary School
- $3.6 million for roof replacements Melrose and Stromlo High Schools.
Better health for Woden and Weston creek
This year the ACT's health Budget is $1.5 billion – the biggest it has ever been.
Health initiatives in this Budget for Woden and Weston Creek include:
- $3.7 million for premature babiesA new neonatal intensive care bed.
- $10.2 million for Intensive Care
- $15.8 million for Canberra Hospital12 new general hospital beds.
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