Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 6 June 2017) . . Page.. 1925 ..
Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 62(1)—Statements of Intent 2017-18—
ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority, dated 26, 29 and 30 May 2017.
ACT Long Service Leave Authority.
Title read by Clerk.
MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (3.01): I move:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
Delivering for a better Canberra
The Government went to the last election with a positive plan for renewal across our city and suburbs.
This Budget starts delivering that plan.
We are making Canberra’s schools better by delivering classroom and facilities upgrades across the Territory. We are expanding four Gungahlin schools and getting work underway on a new school in the growth area of the Molonglo Valley.
We are renewing our city’s health services by delivering and planning for new nurse-led Walk in Centres at Gungahlin, Weston Creek and the Inner North; the significant new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre, or “SPIRE”, in Woden; and a future northside hospital. We are also upgrading cancer and aged care facilities at the Canberra Hospital in Woden.
We are overhauling our transport system to keep Canberra moving by expanding the light rail network, with new investment to design the route for Stage 2 to Woden, better linking that town centre with the Parliamentary Triangle and our city’s heart. And at the same time as the City Renewal Authority delivers the CBD that Australia’s capital city deserves, we are investing right across the Territory to revitalise our town centres and clean up our suburbs. This includes delivering the next stage of the West Basin boardwalk, expanding the Belconnen Arts Centre precinct, as we promised before the election, and investing more to clean up graffiti, reduce litter, and keep our sports fields and ovals green.
By delivering the renewal that we promised, the Government is working every day to keep making our city better for all Canberrans.
Canberra has made huge strides in the past two decades, from the growth of Gungahlin and the maturing of the Tuggeranong Valley, to the creation and renewal of New Acton, the Kingston Foreshore and Braddon. In economic terms, we have grown from a one company town to a confident and diversified city economy.