Gungahlin up close

  • 1,761 ACT Government workers employed (eg. teachers, nurses, city rangers)
  • 8,457 school students taught by 633 teachers at 9 public schools
  • 16 firefighters protecting the community
  • 76 local playgrounds maintained
  • 371,620 items borrowed from local libraries
  • 2,541 hectares of suburban grass mowed

Better services in your community

  • $4.5 million to fix local roads
  • Gungahlin to benefit from more firefighters across Canberra
  • A new Black Rapid bus route between Belconnen and Gungahlin, including free travel for the first two months
  • Free off-peak bus travel for seniors and concession card holders
  • Investing in local tourism by supporting the design of a Mulligans Flat EcoTourism Visitor Centre

Better schools for our kids

  • Expanding capacity at Harrison School, Gold Creek School, Neville Bonner Primary School
    and Palmerston Primary School so 844 more kids can find a place at their local school
  • Planning for a new school in East Gungahlin
  • 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

  • Completing the duplication of Gundaroo Drive between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway
  • Upgrading the Gungahlin Town Centre with better pedestrian facilities
  • Improving safety and access by upgrading the Federal Highway and Old Well Station Road intersection
  • Upgrading footpaths and completing missing links in local cycle paths

Better care when you need it

  • A new nurse-led Walk in Centre for Gungahlin
  • Commissioning the University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce to provide more sub-acute care for all Canberrans
  • Planning and scoping works for a future Northside hospital
  • 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