Locals ride their bikes in Belconnen

02 August 2022

  • New and improved health services at Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce
  • New green waste facility in Strathnairn
  • Stage two of the Belconnen Bikeway
  • Charnwood shop upgrades

Through the 2022-23 ACT Budget the Government is continuing to deliver now and into the future by investing in Canberra schools, hospitals, local services and infrastructure.

In Belconnen, this includes a focus on public health services and infrastructure, building on recent investments in the construction of a Strathnairn primary school, the William Hovell Drive duplication, and local shop upgrades.

New and improved health services

A nurse and patient at Calvary Hospital Bruce

A $58 million investment in Calvary Public Hospital Bruce will ensure world-class public health services are available on the northside, particularly as our city continues grow.

The funding includes:

  • More inpatient and outpatient services, including an intensive care unit;
  • Additional elective surgeries;
  • Expansion of the special care nursery;
  • Upgrading and replacing equipment; and
  • The establishment of a gestational diabetes mellitus unit.

New green waste facility in Strathnairn

A man recycling his green waste

A new green waste processing facility and landscape depot will be built in west Belconnen, reducing the amount of material sent to landfill  and producing nutrient-rich compost.

The facility will be located on Stockdill Drive in Strathnairn and replace the existing green waste drop-off services on Parkwood Road, Holt.

Investing in local infrastructure

Construction will get underway this year on Stage 2 of the Belco Bikeway, which will stretch from Battye Street to Purdie Street.

The project – jointly funded by the ACT and Australian Governments – will see new off-road bike lanes built to make it easier and safer to cycle from the Belconnen Town Centre to the University of Canberra, Radford College and the CIT Bruce campus.

This Budget will also invest in improvements to the Charnwood Group Centre, with upgraded pavements, landscaping and new furniture creating a safer and more accessible environment for visitors and businesses in the precinct.

New bridges for Umbagong District Park

A render of one of the new bridges

Three timber bridges in the Umbagong District Park will be replaced with new steel structures later this year. Stay updated on the project.

Find out more about the 2022-23 ACT Budget.


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