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Budget announcement on Kambah Village upgrades

May 30, 2017

Work is now underway on the upgrades to Kambah Village.

At the election last year Labor committed $2.3 million to upgrade Kambah Village.

And today I’m incredibly proud that the ACT Government has announced that we will fund the additional $2 million that we promised, in the ACT Budget next week.

The $2 million for Stage 2 will deliver new toilets, an upgraded playground with shade structure, an extension of the central courtyard spine to the south east side of the shops which will also include new paving. In addition, there will also be more shade trees and seating areas, plus a formalised waste collection shelter.

These are major upgrades, and are in addition to the $300,000 that is currently being constructed under Stage 1 which is providing a replacement of the raised timber deck with new paving, and levelling parts of Kambah Village to provide more functional outdoor dining areas. The current works are also removing some of the walls around the central courtyard to open up the area for greater public use.

Stage 1 will also include outdoor furniture including seats, tables, bike racks and a water refill station. Landscaping will be improved with new deciduous trees and garden beds to help cool and soften the courtyard, as well as planting to screen the rubbish bin collection area behind the Kambah Tavern.

These upgrades are delivering the Kambah Village Master Plan – and combined with the expected private development to upgrade and expand the Woolies - will make a huge difference to our suburb.

If you want to see the plans in person come past one of my mobile offices at Kambah Village on the following dates:

- Saturday 17 June 9.30am – 11.30am (with Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann MP)
- Friday 14 July 4pm – 5.30pm.

Over 2,000 people in Kambah signed my petition calling for the shops to be upgraded, and it is great to see work begin.

Thank you for support and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.