On 5 February 2009 the Australian and State and Territory Goverments signed the National Partnership Agreement on the Nation Building and Jobs Plan: Building Prosperity for the Future and Supporting Jobs Now. This Plan extended the Commonwealth stimulus measures announced in December 2008 under the Economic Security Strategy.
The ACT is working with the Commonwealth to implement the Nation Building and Jobs Plan to limit the extent of the economic slowdown and associated job losses. The ACT will benefit from around a total of $334.5 million in Commonwealth funding under this Plan, with $229.3 million of this amount for school infrastructure and $102.7 million for social housing. In addition, ACT households and businesses will benefit from estimated funding under the Plan for: