Building for the future

ACT Budget 2019-20


Our Priorities

Future-proofing health care 

We are making the significant investments needed to future-proof our health system, responding to our growing community’s need for free, high quality public healthcare.

New and expanded schools

We are delivering new and expanded school facilities for every age group, from primary school through to college.

Building better transport

Investing in better transport is vital to protect Canberra’s liveability as we grow. We are investing now to get the right infrastructure in place where growth is happening.

Investing in our suburbs

We know the special character of each of Canberra’s regions and suburbs is a big part of what makes this such a great place to live.

A zero emissions future

We are on track to be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity within the next 12 months and we have set the ambitious target of achieving zero net emissions by 2045.

More affordable, liveable homes

We are working to improve access to housing at every stage, including supporting vulnerable Canberrans, protecting renters, helping first home buyers, and ensuring older Canberrans are supported to find housing that best suits their needs.

Making Canberra more inclusive

We are making a strong investment in early intervention to improve social connectedness, strengthen families and help end the stubborn disadvantage that persists through generations.

Strong police and emergency services

We are investing in more first responders and better equipment to help them do their jobs safely, and delivering new models of policing and emergency response to make our community safer.