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Source: Government of Australia Capital Territory

Released 11/06/2020

The ACT Government will expand the Fast Tracked suburban infrastructure program, delivering more jobs and supporting more local businesses as we recover from COVID-19.

The initial $25 million program has seen headcounts on worksites exceed 1000 people, at the same time supporting hundreds of local businesses.

There have been upgrades to local school facilities, improvements to footpaths and cycleways, road safety improvements, community facility upgrades and maintenance at venues including the National Arboretum Canberra, Canberra Theatre Centre and National Convention Centre.

These projects have kept more Canberrans working and upon completion have provided an immediate benefit to the local community.

The second phase of the Fast Track program will play an important role in Canberra’s Recovery Plan.

$8 million being allocated to new projects and $2 million of the program extension will be allocated to early planning and design work.

New projects will include more funding for upgrades to public buildings, maintenance works in our schools and urban renewal projects.

As well as providing more jobs and supporting more businesses, the projects will stimulate the ACT economy and renew local infrastructure across Canberra.

To view the list of infrastructure and maintenance projects already underway, please visit act.gov.au/fasttrack

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