MEDIA RELEASE: MYEFO Delivers for Canberra

Canberrans will get home sooner and safer with a further $24 million investment in road infrastructure across the Territory by the Liberal-National Government, and $51 million in upgrades to the Tuggeranong Parkway fast-tracked to commence next year.

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the funding, announced as part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), builds on the Government’s strong record of investing in Canberra.

“The Liberal-National Government is kickstarting projects that will get Canberrans home sooner and safer right across the Territory, no matter where you live – be it Tuggeranong, Woden Valley, Belconnen, or Gungahlin – we are delivering for Canberrans,” Senator Seselja said.

“Major upgrades to the Tuggeranong Parkway have been fast-tracked by three years with works now set to get underway from 2022. The $51 million package from the Liberal-National Government will deliver a series of congestion-busting upgrades along the Parkway and surrounding roads for the 40,000 cars travelling to and from Canberra’s south each day.”

“We’re focussed on delivering project to improve safety for all road users across the Territory, with an $18 million investment to deliver upgrades at key intersections in Griffith, Theodore, Condor and Weston announced today.”

“Canberrans who use Boboyan Road will also benefit from a $5 million package to deliver road re-surfacing and widening, soil stabilisation and drainage works, providing improved access through Namadgi National Park during bushfire seasons.”

“The Liberal-National Government’s $1.8 billion infrastructure bonanza for Canberra continues this MYEFO, showing that no matter where you live, we are committed to delivering for all Australians.”

The 2021 MYEFO also includes $41.9 million to support the National Film & Sound Archive save at-risk collections, and $5.7 million for the National Library of Australia’s Trove website, building on a series of significant investments in our National Institutions over recent years.