For Tuggeranong
ACT Budget 2016–17

Tuggeranong up close

  • 7,899 school students taught by 615 teachers
  • 17,900+ Walk-in Centre attendances
  • 123 playgrounds maintained
  • 48 firefighters protecting the community
  • 17 sportsgrounds maintained

More for Playgrounds, Suburbs & the Environment

This Budget funds upgrades to Tuggeranong's environment and community facilities.

  • $36 million to improve water quality in Lake Tuggeranong and the Tuggeranong Catchment this includes:
    • a major upgrade to Isabella Weir
    • new wetlands
    • new rain gardens and ponds
    • new fish habitats in Tharwa
  • Shopping centre and playground upgrades across Tuggeranong including:
    • Improvements to the outdoor space, lighting and landscape at Kambah Village
    • Renewing Anketell St with new street furniture and outdoor space upgrades
    • Upgrades to the Howell St playground in Gowrie and the Tuggeranong Skate Park
  • Upgrades to the Tuggeranong Community Centre
  • Upgrade of the Tidbinbilla Visitors Centre

Roads & Transport for Tuggeranong

The Budget invests in transport infrastructure to improve travel times and convenience.

  • Completing the duplication of Ashley Drive to Johnson Drive, including additional cycling lanes and footpath links
  • A new park and ride at the Wanniassa Shops
  • $10.9 million for new buses and to trial electric buses
  • Building a new motor vehicle inspection facility in Hume

Green Bins

Municipal services are expanding in this Budget.

  • Funds are provided in 2016–17 for the first garden waste bins for the Territory
  • Kambah will be a trial site for the green bin roll-out

Community Safety

This Budget funds upgrades to facilities for police, firefighters and paramedics.

  • Building a new State Emergency Service base at Calwell and upgrades to the Guises Creek Rural Fire Service station
  • The new Greenway Ambulance station will benefit from extra funding for the ACT Ambulance Service
  • Expanding the existing SouthCare hangar for a new, larger rescue helicopter

Investing in Education

Funding is provided to upgrade facilities for Tuggeranong's schools.

  • Upgrades to the library and science laboratories at Calwell High School
  • Investment in Wanniassa Hills Primary to improve parking and traffic management
  • Food technology facility upgrade for Lake Tuggeranong College

Investing in Health, Education & Safer Families

The ACT invests more per person in health and education than any other jurisdiction.


  • $139 million for 170 new health staff including 22 doctors, 91 more nurses and 34 more allied health professionals
  • $29 million to expand the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department
  • $9.96 million for an expanded trauma service and intensive care
  • $55.9 million for mental health
  • $6.32 million for outpatient and palliative care


  • $31.2 million for school upgrades
  • $10 million to take our school system digital

Safer families

  • Additional funding for the Domestic Violence Crisis Service & Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
  • More resources for police, courts & legal aid


  • $35.1 million in additional concessions for low income households

A balanced budget returning to surplus


Where your money goes

A Graph indicating that the ACT Budget will return to surplus in the next four years.

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