Budget delivers for Canberra
Federal ACT Labor Representatives, Kate Lundy, Gai Brodtmann, and Andrew Leigh, have welcomed 2011-12 Budget investment in Canberra.
To mark the capital’s Centenary celebrations, the Budget delivers over $68 million to partner with the ACT Government to deliver a program of Canberra Centenary celebration for all Australians.
Labor’s responsible Budget will strengthen Australia’s economy, create more jobs, and generate training opportunities in Canberra and the region.
The 2011-12 Budget delivers for Canberrans, key highlights include:
- $82.2 million for road infrastructure this financial year
- $30.6 million for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation building
- $6.1 million increase in base funding for the High Court
- $33.9 million increase over four years for the Australian War Memorial
- $1.7 million seed funding for the Australian War Memorial to commence planning for a new permanent exhibition on the first World War to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC
- Additional $2 million this financial year for the completion of the National Gallery of Australia building refurbishments and enhancement project
- $2.3 million dollars to improve critical outreach and training in health
- 6700 local families eligible for an extra $4200 per child between 16-19 years old to assist with the cost of living
- 7397 apprentices will be eligible for the Trade Apprentice bonus scheme
The Budget builds on Labor’s strong economic record and will ensure we are back in black by 2012-13.
There is a renewed focus on creating opportunities for all Australians, focusing on jobs and skills for Canberrans.
Labor also continues to support families and young people in the ACT by investing in training, education and job creation.
This budget builds on Labor’s core values, particularly our commitment to strong employment.