Last week the ACT Government passed the 2016-17 Budget, bringing millions of dollars of new infrastructure and services across the Yerrabi region.

Gungahlin is growing and our infrastructure must enable us to keep moving. That’s why I’m very happy the Government is delivering on duplicating Horse Park Drive, from Bonner to the Federal Highway.

Work is set to start in mid-spring and, when complete, it’ll make a huge difference to the lives of commuters in Ngunnawal, Bonner, Forde, Amaroo and many other areas too. The new design includes traffic lights at Katherine Avenue and Francis Forde Boulevard.

Getting more feet on Hibberson Street, a project that’s close to my heart, will happen now that the ACT Government has allocated funding for a detailed design process to make the area into a pedestrian priority zone. More information to come soon.

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More people in Gungahlin means we need more investment in our schools, so Gungahlin schools will be expanded to accommodate more students.

I’m proud the ACT Government will invest $20 million into new classrooms at Amaroo, Palmerston, Harrison and Neville Bonner schools.

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The ACT Budget does more for more people and whether you’re enjoying the upgraded facilities at Yerrabi Pond playground, travelling on light rail or making use of the additional specialist physician in the Calvary Hospital Emergency Department, the ACT Government is delivering for the people of Yerrabi.

I'll be across Gungahlin this weekend if you want to have a chat about anything Budget related. Come and say hi, I'll be at the following places:

- Thursday 18 August, 5-7pm @ Forde Shops

- Friday 19 August, 9-11.30am @ Gungahlin Village

- Saturday 20 August, 9-11.30am @ Gungahlin Village