The 2022-23 ACT Budget sees the ACT Government investing in our city and its people to ensure Canberra remains one of the most liveable cities in the world.
This includes more funding for infrastructure built for Canberra, investment in our schools and health services, and support for local businesses and the arts.
While the last two years have been challenging, the ACT community and economy have shown incredible resilience.
The city – which is experiencing nation-leading population growth – has avoided recession and has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. It shows that more and more people are discovering the lifestyle and opportunity offered by Canberra.
This 2022-23 ACT Budget builds on these strong foundations.
The ACT Government is boosting investment to ensure Canberrans can access world-class healthcare when and where they need it.
An additional $390 million in the 2022-23 ACT Budget will deliver:
- expanded support for our public hospitals and health centres;
- the continued COVID-19 response;
- more mental health services;
- state-of-the art medical imaging upgrades; and
- record numbers of healthcare workers.
A render of the new high school being built in Taylor, Gungahlin.
An additional $240 million is being invested in education as part of the ACT Government’s commitment to ensuring every Canberra family has access to a great local public school.
It is part of an ambitious program creating more than 5000 student places across Canberra, with nine major school infrastructure completed this term and four more in progress.
The program is building new schools in growing regions and expanding and modernising existing schools across Canberra. This includes a new primary school in Whitlam, a modernisation and expansion of Majura Primary School and more funding for schools in Gungahlin.
An early concept design of the Canberra Theatre Centre redevelopment.
Through the ACT Government’s infrastructure program, more than $7 billion has been allocated over the next five years to support major projects built for Canberra. These include:
These are just some of the projects helping to create more ACT jobs than ever before, with the Government on track to reach its target of 250,000 local jobs by 2025.
It’s part of the 2022-23 ACT Budget’s focus on supporting our continuing economic recovery and building the infrastructure and services Canberrans will need into the future.
Other initiatives include more funding for the community sector, road upgrades, suburban infrastructure , sports infrastructure, and climate action, including investment in battery storage capacity and incentives for the community to transition to zero-emission vehicles.
The Budget positions Canberra to harness new opportunities and tackle any challenges that may come our way over the coming decade and beyond.
For more on the 2022-23 ACT Budget, visit the Treasury website.