Canberra has a long and proud tradition of providing dignified and inclusive public housing throughout every suburb. Much of this housing is now ageing, which is why we are committed to renewing public housing by replacing 1,288 of our oldest houses with modern, efficient and well-located homes. We also recognise the need for appropriate transport options to make sure students living with a disability can always make it to school, and adults can participate fully in the ACT's economic and social life.
Urban Renewal Program – Public Housing Renewal
The Government will redevelop the Allawah Court, Karuah, Owen Flats and Red Hill Precinct public housing properties, involving the demolition of 352 units and the sale of land. The Government will also invest in the construction of 352 replacement properties.
Continued Support for Homelessness Services
The Government is maintaining its contribution to homelessness services consistent with the Commonwealth commitment to extend the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, providing funding of $3.04 million over two years.
Support for Students with Disability – Special needs transport
The Government is supporting the transport of students with disability to ACT public schools. This funding of $925,000 is for one year as it is anticipated that this service will transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme by June 2016.
Transport for Canberra – Community transport coordination
The Government will continue the operation of the Community Transport Coordination Centre including the single booking system for community transport services. This funding of $496,000 in 2015-16 will maintain community transport in Woden, Weston, Belconnen and Tuggeranong to respond to the needs of seniors, people with disability and transport other community members who need assistance with transport.