The Canberra Times is reporting that the ACT budget surplus has been upgraded by $100million a year for the next four years.
Chief Minister and Treasurer Jon Stanhope said the revised budget surpluses were “a great result”.
Much of the extra money will be spent on health for hospital upgrades, new psychiatric units including a forensic mental health unit and facilities in Gungahlin.
Starting this year, the Government plans to spend more than $500million on health infrastructure over the next decade.
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Extra money would also be spent on roads, and on a new high school for Gungahlin which had not yet been funded. There could be some money for indigenous programs and the homeless.
And cuts to taxes and charges were “certainly on the agenda”.