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Kurrajong’s Budget breakdown.

June 05, 2019

This year’s Budget makes the investment needed to meet the demands of our growing city. At the same time, we’re working to keep and protect our city’s unique character. We’re investing in Kurrajong to ensure current and future generations get to experience and celebrate all that this great area has to offer.


Inner South

  • Through the Better Infrastructure Fund, we will upgrade footpaths and cycle ways in Narrabundah, helping to make the suburb more age-friendly and promoting more active travel.


  • We’re upgrading the heating systems at ACT public schools, including Forrest Primary, Red Hill Primary, Alfred Deakin High and Telopea Park.


  • We’re investing $800,000 to upgrade to Manuka Pool, increasing accessibility and safety, while protecting the heritage character of Canberra’s oldest community pool.


  • This year’s budget will see more investment in local suburban infrastructure, improving dog parks and upgrading local ovals. These improvements include Narrabundah and Yarralumla.


  • We’re upgrading intersections across Canberra, including the intersection at Kent Street and Novar Street in Yarralumla. We’re also conducting a scoping study on how we can improve the Hume Circle roundabout in Narrabundah.


  • We’re also investing in a new cultural hub for Canberra, with the creation of the Kingston Arts Precinct. The precinct will further add to the vibrancy of the Kingston Foreshore and the character of Kingston more broadly. The precinct will be home to some of Canberra’s leading arts organisations, with some organisations to enjoy purpose-built facilities for the first time.


  • CIT Fyshwick will be expanded, by constructing an additional 1,450 square meters of new workshop space. The new workshops will create simulated work environments, providing better hands-on training for Canberra’s future tradespeople.


  • We will continue to attract great sports at Manuka Oval. We’re hosting five women’s group matches there as part of the International Cricket Council’s Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in February 2020.


  • We will resource the development of a planning framework to identify suitable and appropriate opportunities for urban renewal surrounding the future City to Woden light rail corridor. This work will build on the lessons learned through the delivery of Stage 1, and ensure the right balance is maintained between urban renewal and protecting the special character of the suburbs and sites Stage 2 will pass through.


Inner North

  • We’re opening a new walk-in centre at Dickson, providing faster access to care for minor injuries and illnesses for people in Canberra’s Inner North. This new facility will bring free, convenient healthcare to residents of the Inner North.


  • To meet the growing population of the Inner North, we'll be investing in high-quality transportable buildings to allow for more students at Lyneham High School.


  • We will deliver upgrades and prepare designs for further capital works at the Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centre. These works will help prepare Ainslie + Gorman for celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of Canberra’s central arts hubs.


  • We will undertake a feasibility and design study for a further college facility in North Canberra. This will cater for continuing growth in college enrolments and respond to the changing demographics of the Inner North.


  • We’re upgrading the heating systems at ACT public schools, including Lyneham Primary School.


  • We’re commencing construction of a second Common Ground community housing complex in Dickson, providing housing, support and services to people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness, as well as providing affordable rental housing for Canberrans on low incomes.


  • We’re supporting community-led initiatives that improve social inclusion and equality in the ACT. This will include providing a direct funding grant to the Northside Veterans Support Centre to support their activities which strengthen social inclusion.


  • We’re investing in the City Renewal Authority’s Precinct Renewal Program, which includes infrastructure upgrades for Haig Park, streetscape improvements for Dickson and Braddon and further revitalisation initiatives for the Sydney and Melbourne buildings.


  • We’re upgrading footpaths in Campbell through the Better Infrastructure Fund, helping to make the suburb more age-friendly.


  • We will undertake preliminary design for a new Fire and Ambulance station in the City. The proposed new station will help to improve emergency response times across the Territory.