Page 1904 - Week 07 - Tuesday, 2 June 2015

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There is new funding for more suburban maintenance. This includes more mowing, cleaning and weeding, upgrades to shopping centres, and services for new suburbs in Molonglo and Gungahlin.

This will ensure our urban parks and trees, shopping centres, and other community open spaces continue to be managed and maintained to a high standard. In particular, we are ensuring our local shops are attractive, clean, safe and ‘ready for business’.

This budget will ensure the Territory continues to lead the country in sustainable energy, waste management, and recycling and climate change policy. There is significant investment to care for our environment and enhance its biodiversity, to protect us from bushfire, and to manage our waterways.

There is also new investment and initiatives to boost animal welfare in the Territory, including extra funding for the RSPCA.


The 2015 budget enshrines the values this Government holds about Canberra.

This budget continues to expand the world-class health and education services Canberrans deserve.

It supports our economy—to help our businesses grow and create jobs.

It holds out a helping hand to the community—to those Canberrans who need assistance.

This budget invests in even better suburbs, parks, roads and transport.

It invests in the infrastructure and long-term projects our city needs.

And this budget builds on the pride we all feel in this city we call home—ensuring Canberra remains a great place to live, work, study and do business, and the most livable city in the world.

This is a budget for Canberra.

I commend the appropriation bills to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hanson) adjourned to the next sitting.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016

Mr Barr, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

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