Next week’s ACT Budget will include $8 million in funding for major improvements to the Gungahlin and Tuggeranong Town Centres and Kambah Village.
ACT Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris, yesterday announced that the Government would deliver on its commitments to stage two of the project to renew Anketell Street in Tuggeranong and stage two of the Kambah Village renewal.
Gungahlin Town Centre will also be improved, particularly in terms of providing better access for pedestrians and cyclists.
Ms Fitzharris said the ACT Government has already begun work on better public spaces in the Tuggeranong Town Centre, with the Budget to take things further by investing in stage two of the project to renew Anketell Street, thereby supporting local businesses in the area.
“The ACT government remains committed to all of our town centres and local shopping precincts, and this investment demonstrates we are doing our part to support the local businesses at these shopping areas,” Ms Fitzharris said.
“The Government is making significant investments in each of our five major town centres and this Budget will go further to deliver on our commitments to improve the Gungahlin and Tuggeranong Town Centres.”
Ms Fitzharris said that works at Hibberson Street and stage two of the Kambah Village renewal will provide a better shopping experience for the hundreds of people who visit these areas every day.
She said that work will be undertaken at the Gungahlin Town Centre to renew it in line with the significant work underway with the construction of stage one of the light rail network and the new Gungahlin Bus station.
The upcoming ACT Budget investment includes:
- $3 million for Tuggeranong Town Centre to fund a raised pedestrian zone and low-speed traffic environment, as well as new on-road cycle lanes, tree replacement, and improved lighting, street furniture, and landscaping.
- $2 million for stage two of the Kambah Village renewal projects including new toilets, an upgraded playground with shade structure, a formalised waste collection shelter and an extension of the central courtyard spine to the south-east side of the shops including new paving, shade trees and seating areas.
- $3 million to further improve the Gungahlin Town Centre, including pedestrian priority on Hibberson Street between Gungahlin Place and Gozzard Street. Work will focus on better access for pedestrians and cyclists and enhanced landscaping in the Town Centre.
Photo: ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris, and MLA Joy Burch announcing funding for the shopping centre improvements.