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The 2018-19 Budget Consultation process has now closed

The Government would like to thank those individuals, community groups and organisations that have contributed to the 2018-19 Budget Consultation process.

Public submissions may be found on the Input Received page:

No further submissions will be uploaded to this site.

What should we prioritise in the 2018-19 ACT Budget?

The Chief Minister and Treasurer is starting to prepare the 2018-19 ACT Budget. As part of this process, we are seeking your suggestions on where to prioritise resources, so we continue to deliver the essential services you expect across all regions of Canberra.

Submissions are now welcome from any interested group, organisation, business or individual.

Refer to the Chief Minister and Treasurer's message if you require more information.

How you had YourSay:


Canberrans had their say on what services are most important to them by:

  • Completing the Short ACT Budget Survey
  • Providing more detailed feedback by completing the Detailed ACT Budget Survey.

Groups, organisations and businesses

Community, business groups, unions and other stakeholders had their say by:

Short ACT Budget Survey

Tell us your priorities

  1. Active Travel – More walking tracks and cycleways to assist movement around our city #
  2. Arts and Culture – Hosting more events that showcase our city #
  3. Economic Growth – Supporting our local businesses and attracting foreign investment #
  4. Education – More teachers, classrooms and resources for our education system #
  5. Emergency services – Increased capacity for fire and rescue services #
  6. Health and Health Infrastructure – More doctors, nurses and facilities #
  7. Housing and Land Release – Addressing housing supply/affordability, support for renters, and meeting the community's demand for land #
  8. Justice and Corrections - More funding for police, improving the court system, and more rehabilitative and education programs #
  9. Public Transport – expanded bus services and rolling out the light rail network #
  10. Roads and Associated Infrastructure – Expanding the road network and addressing bottlenecks and black spots #
  11. Social Inclusion – Supporting the LGBTIQ community and working towards an age friendly and culturally diverse city #
  12. Sport and Recreational Facilities – Bringing more sporting events to the Territory #
  13. Support for the Vulnerable – Additional community and domestic and family violence support services #
  14. Supporting the Indigenous Community – Increased cultural teaching in schools, career pathways, and access to legal aid #
  15. Sustainable Environment – Responsible waste management, protecting local wildlife, and more renewable energy #
  16. Taxation and Concessions – More efficient taxes and concessions to assist with cost of living #
  17. Urban Renewal – Revamping our city centre and keeping it clean #
From the same list of services, select the three (3) you think we should be spending LESS on. Required
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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.