25 May 2018

The ACT Government is continuing the renewal of Canberra’s suburbs and town centres through the 2018 Budget - with a new Belconnen Bikeway, and Woden and Tuggeranong town centre upgrades.

These are aimed at encouraging more active lifestyles, by upgrading local infrastructure and improving local cycling and footpath connections.

Some regional renewal projects that will receive 2018 Budget funding include:

Renewing Sydney and Melbourne buildings

New Budget funding will continue the renewal of our city centre, including further revitalisation of the heritage-listed Sydney and Melbourne buildings.

Initiatives to activate and improve our public spaces, like pop-up parks and entertainment, have proven popular so more funding has been allocated for activities and events across the city centre, Dickson and Braddon.

Footpath and streetscape improvements will also continue, with projects in the city centre, Braddon and Haig Park starting this year and being completed in 2019.

Renewing Belconnen Town Centre:

Belconnen town centre is set to undergo an upgrade with the focus on integrated travel. The upgrades will provide better walking and riding connections between the town centre, Lake Ginninderra foreshore and the region’s sport and study institutions. This builds on design work already underway on the Belconnen Bikeway. These works will also provide better links to and from the town centre to Bruce, Macquarie, Page and Florey. Upgrades in the town centre will begin in early 2019 and continue for the next two years.

Renewing Tuggeranong Town Centre:

Residents in Tuggeranong can expect to see more active travel and streetscape improvements within the Tuggeranong Town Centre over the next four years. This will include completing some key missing links in the path network and improve the laneway link between the Shopping Mall and the lake via the ‘Town Square’.

Renewing Woden Town Centre:

With plans to extend light rail to Woden, more upgrades will continue at the town centre, aimed at encouraging active lifestyles. These upgrades include a new protected cycleway and verge improvements along Corinna Street and Furzer Street. Paths will also be widened on Melrose Drive and Ball Street. A major priority will be improving the streetscape of the area, which was identified in the Woden Town Centre Master Plan. Community consultation will occur in 2018-19 with construction to follow in 2019-20.

For more information visit act.gov.au/budget

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