ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will inject an additional $1 million over four years into the ACT’s street sweeping program. Mr Seselja said this is an important part of the Canberra Liberals’ plan to clean up Canberra.
“A good local Government doesn’t overlook the upkeep of their city, and the Canberra Liberals understand the importance of basic local services,” Mr Seselja said.
“That’s why if elected, we’ll inject an extra $1 million over four years into Canberra’s street sweeping program, to:
- Lease a sixth street sweeping truck
- Allow local communities to ask for their neighbourhood to be swept
- Publish an accurate schedule for street sweeping
- Sweep intersections more frequently (especially after accidents)
- Sweep bicycle paths.
“This is above and beyond our previously announced $3 million for city improvements such as new footpaths, $1 million for the maintenance and upkeep of our public spaces, and $1 million extra for mowing around Canberra,” Mr Seselja concluded.
Mr Coe said today’s announcement is an important part of the Canberra Liberals’ plan to give Canberrans better basic services and lower rates and charges.
“Despite slugging Canberrans more than ever before in government rates and charges, ACT Labor has put basic municipal services at the bottom of their priorities,” Mr Coe said.
“The Canberra Liberals won’t triple rates as this government has planned, and will also give ratepayers the local services they deserve.”