Central Canberra up close

  • 6,534 ACT Government workers employed (eg. teachers, nurses, city rangers)
  • 11,142 school students taught by 975 teachers at 19 public schools
  • 68 local playgrounds maintained
  • 17,371 tonnes of CO2 saved by using renewable electricity
  • 614,619 items borrowed from local libraries
  • 3,220 hectares of grass mowed on local arterial roadsides

Better services in your community

  • A new Green Rapid bus route from the City to Woden via Manuka and Barton, including free
    travel for the first two months
  • 10 new customised bike racks, designed by local artists
  • Supporting popular arts events including: Art, Not Apart, DESIGN Canberra and the
    Canberra Writers Festival
  • More frontline firefighters and putting a second crew into the Ainslie Fire and Rescue Station
  • Free off-peak bus travel for seniors and concession card holders

Better schools for our kids

  • $85 million for school classroom and facilities upgrades including at the Narrabundah Early
    Childhood School
  • Supporting students with a disability to ensure they can access their local public schools
  • Safer walking and cycling around our schools, with new school crossing supervisors and better
    road signage
  • Devices for students to support technologyenabled learning

Building a better city

  • Delivering the first stage of light rail along Northbourne Avenue and investing in design
    and procurement for Stage 2 to Woden
  • Creating a vibrant and lively waterfront at West Basin with a new boardwalk and public park
  • Improving Haig Park to meet the needs of the community while maintaining its heritage value
  • Upgrades to Dudley Street as part of the Canberra Brickworks project, to improve safety and traffic flow on local roads

Better care when you need it

  • Early planning for a new health centre for the Inner North
  • Two more mobile dental clinics to service hard to reach communities and schools
  • More graduate nurses for better frontline care

The 2017-18 Budget will renew our schools, hospitals, infrastructure and public spaces.

We are delivering on our commitments to ensure Canberra keeps getting even better.

10-Year Health Plan

  • $236 million for the new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency
    (SPIRE) Centre at The Canberra Hospital
  • $68 million to expand the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children
  • Training more frontline nurses, midwives and allied health workers through a new clinical
    school at the Canberra Hospital
  • More Walk in Centres across Canberra

Better schools for our kids

  • More than $100 million to expand, upgrade and build new local schools
  • School assistants to provide better support for our teachers
  • More school psychologists and support for Safe Schools to protect student wellbeing

Better suburbs

  • $43 million to upgrade local roads
  • More weeding, tree clearing, graffiti prevention and hard waste removal
  • Canberra’s first Container Deposit Scheme to cut litter and boost recycling

For each Canberra household, on average the Government spends...

Returning to a balanced budget