Katy Gallagher Flags Taxpayers To Pay For 100% Of Light Rail

Yesterday’s comments by the Chief Minister that light rail is not ‘contingent’ on Infrastructure Australia’s support means that taxpayers may pay for 100 per cent of the project, said Alistair Coe, Shadow Minister for Transport.  On 2CC radio on Wednesday morning, Katy Gallagher said: “We’re not relying on Infrastructure Australia’s…

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Coe Calls For Better Managed Roadworks

The ACT Government must better coordinate roadworks to reduce the impact on commuters, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe. There are numerous examples of simultaneous roadworks that have heavily impacted large portions of the city. Some recent examples include: Belconnen: roadworks on Barry Drive at the same time…

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Where’s The Light Rail?

The National Infrastructure Plan released today by Infrastructure Australia makes no mention whatsoever to the ACT Government’s proposed light rail project, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe. The report details many projects across Australia, with the aim being “to provide governments and the community with a clear set of actions to…

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Minister Corbell Should Back-up Claims About Light Rail

After questioning from Deputy Opposition Leader Alistair Coe, Simon Corbell has again refused to provide documents relating to the massive light rail project. “Today in Estimates, Simon Corbell refused to release documents he claims to have about light rail, even though he uses the documents to justify the project,” Mr…

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Tribute To Professor Paul Mees

Statement by Alistair Coe, ACT Shadow Minister for Transport: “On the passing of Professor Paul Mees, the Opposition would like to state our respect for the contribution he made to transport policy across Australia. Prof Mees was a well known contributor to the public debate on transport infrastructure and public…

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Coe Urges Canberrans to Get Behind the Red Shield Appeal

Member for Ginninderra Alistair Coe will be doorknocking houses in Belconnen this Sunday, collecting donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. Mr Coe said he is proud to be getting behind such an important local charity that provides support to thousands of people across Canberra. “With the cost of…

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Coe Stands Up Against Draconian New Laws

Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alistair Coe will today try to block Draft Variation 306 which has been widely condemned by the building industry. The Government’s changes to the planning rules will result in additional costs and sub-standard building outcomes as a result of heavy-handed, ideologically driven rules that…

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Potential Blood Disease On Bus Exposes Lack Of Protections

Minister Rattenbury confirmed in Estimates that ACTION has no written procedures for handling contaminations on board buses, said Shadow Transport Minister, Alistair Coe. Yesterday, it was revealed in the media that a person with a blood borne virus alerted ACTION to the fact that he may have bled on board…

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Government Avoids Questions About Light Rail

The Government has refused to provide information about plans for light rail in Canberra, said ACT Shadow Transport Minister Alistair Coe. In the Assembly yesterday, the Government deleted all the questions Mr Coe asked in a motion about the delivery of light rail. The information on light rail the Liberals…

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