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The ACT Government has been fast tracking infrastructure projects to deliver jobs and support local business.

08 July 2020

The ACT Government’s $35 million stimulus program has fast tracked draught proofing at a number of ACT public schools, improving the energy efficiency and reducing ongoing heating and cooling costs.

Canberra is well known for its climate of extremes, with high temperatures in the summer months and cold, frosty winters. Draught proofing is a simple but effective means of reducing the loss of internal air conditioning while also helping to maintain comfortable learning conditions.

These improvements will provide public schools with facilities that meet these challenges, while also ensuring energy efficiency goals can be met. The upgrades form a key component of the ACT Government’s transition to net zero emissions by 2045.

Alfred Deakin High School, Deakin Preschool, Downer Preschool, Fadden Primary School and Preschool, Forrest Primary School, Wanniassa Hills BER building, Telopea School, Lyneham Primary School and Preschool and Hawker College are among the schools that have recently benefited from draught proofing.

The ACT Government’s fast track program has contributed in accelerating the draught proofing works in ACT Public Schools, along with a range of other infrastructure and maintenance projects on government-owned community, schools and other buildings to support local businesses and keep Canberrans employed.

For more information about the Fast-track program, head to

All Canberra

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