A render of the new high school in Taylor.

A render of the new high school in Taylor.

02 August 2022

  • New and expanded local schools
  • Construction of a new tennis facility in Amaroo
  • Investment in northside health services

As more and more families choose to call Gungahlin home, the ACT Government is keeping pace with community needs by investing in new and expanded schools, northside hospital services and infrastructure that promotes active, healthy lives.

New and expanded schools

The ACT Government is investing significantly in Gungahlin schools, including a second college, an expanded Margaret Hendry School and a new high school in Taylor.

The Margaret Hendry School expansion is expected to be completed for the 2023 school year and will create up to 600 more student places, while the new high school in Taylor is expected to be completed for the 2024 school year and will support up to 800 students.

More sports facilities to help locals stay active

A render of the new Gungahlin Tennis Facility.

A render of the new Gungahlin Tennis Facility.

A new Gungahlin Tennis Facility will be built in Amaroo on Horse Park Drive, supporting the growing community of tennis lovers. The facility will include 10 full sized courts, two hot shots courts, a hitting wall, LED lighting, parking, and a pavilion.

The ACT Budget’s $9.5 million tennis facility investment is part of the government’s commitment to helping Canberrans say active and healthy. Funding is also going towards upgrades and future scoping works for ACT Government pools across Canberra, including the Gungahlin Leisure Centre.

Investing in northside hospital services

Canberrans will have access to new and improved health services at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, following an investment of up to $58 million in the 2022-23 ACT Budget.

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.

Expanding youth mental health services

A young local family.

Almost $4 million will also go to providing youth mental health services in Gungahlin through the expansion of the ACT Government’s Childhood Early Intervention Program.

This will ensure these services are readily available to local children aged 5-12 experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other challenges. The program will be located at Gungahlin’s Child and Family Centre in 2023-24.

Find out more about the 2022-23 ACT Budget.


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