ACT Election Announcements

ACT Labor’s Plan for Tuggeranong

October 09, 2020

A re-elected ACT Labor Government will deliver additional services, renewed local infrastructure and more jobs as part of our plan for Tuggeranong.

Labor’s plan for Tuggeranong includes our commitment to clean up Lake Tuggeranong, and upgrades at the Lake Tuggeranong foreshore to create more local construction jobs.ACT Labor’s Plan for Tuggeranong

We know Lake Tuggeranong is extremely important to people in the region and we want to make it an even better destination for recreation, exercise, and socialising.

ACT Labor will invest $4.75 million for major improvements to the foreshore precinct from Reed Street South to Tuggeranong Town Park.

Upgrades will include a new playground, recreation facilities, better green spaces and accessibility improvements.

This will build on the upgrades we have already delivered over the past 2 years along Anketell Street, the Tuggeranong Town Square and the Laneway precinct.

ACT Labor spokesperson for the Environment and Brindabella MLA Mick Gentleman said that Canberra’s lakes and waterways contribute to our city’s great liveability and are a crucial part of our environment.

“In Government, we delivered a number healthy waterways projects in the Tuggeranong catchment such as new raingardens, gross pollutant traps, algae treatments and floating wetlands,” Mick Gentleman said.

“If re-elected, ACT Labor will invest an additional $2 million to clean up Lake Tuggeranong and reduce algae blooms.

“Guided by expert advice, we will build more gross-pollutant traps and wetlands to clean and filter water as it flows through smaller creeks and waterways into the lake.”

“ACT Labor is also re-affirming our commitment to local catchment groups and WaterWatch with $215,000 funding each year, along with $75,000 for the much-loved frog watch program.”

ACT Labor’s Plan for Tuggeranong also includes:

  • A new walk-in health centre in South Tuggeranong
  • Partnering with a private provider to build a new ice skating facility in Tuggeranong
  • $100 million investment into the Monaro Highway for faster and safer commutes
  • $10 million for a new, purpose built facility for the Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation in Wanniassa
  • A Southside Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Local school upgrades
  • New shared paths and cycleways
  • Improved local sporting facilities
  • Upgraded playgrounds, local shopping centres and a new dog park in Lanyon Valley

Tuggeranong residents will also have access to ACT Labor’s sustainable and resilient households scheme, Labor’s food recycling scheme and one day a week of free early learning for three years olds.

The pandemic isn’t over, and there is more work to do.

But ACT Labor has the right plan to invest in Canberrans and lead our city through the pandemic.