What’s in the 2017-18 budget for Belconnen?

🎭 $15 million to expand and complete the Belconnen Arts Centre, including new workshop, exhibition and performance spaces
🏥 $16 million to operationalise the University of Canberra Public Hospital with clinical and non-clinical staff – getting the facility ready to open in mid-2018
🚴 $4.7 million to design and construct the Belco Bikeway – a separated bike path throughout the Town Centre which will connect the Town Centre to surrounding suburbs
🍎 $85 million for school classroom and facilities upgrades across Canberra, including at UC SSC Lake Ginninderra, Aranda Primary School and Melba Copland Secondary School
🏫 $5.9 million to continue Belconnen High School‘s modernisation, including equipment upgrades and refurbishment
🚌 A new black rapid bus between Belconnen and Gungahlin; travel for the first two months of this service will be free for everyone
🚶 Page will share in $1.5 milliion for better footpaths, crossings and traffic islands
🏀 Planning will begin for an indoor sports centre in Belconnen
🛣️ Early planning will begin for the expansion of Bindubi Street and upgrade to William Hovell Drive
🗑️ Establishment of a container deposit scheme
🚗 $4.5 million for increased road resealing across Canberra
🌿 $1.3 million to tackle weeds in our nature reserves
🚍 Free off-peak bus travel for seniors and concession card holders
👨‍🚒 16 new firefighters and 6 new police officers
🌳 $1.9 million for suburban clean-up, including removing graffiti, weed control and to remove trees near powerlines across Canberra
⚕️$68 million expansion for the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and $236 million for a new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre at Canberra Hospital

For more information on the ACT Budget is here.


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