WALL CALLS FOR ACTION ON MPOWERDOME

Through a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly, the Canberra Liberals will call on the ACT Labor government to take immediate action and work with the owners and managers to ensure that the mpowerdome can continue to operate as one of the ACT’s most important sporting venues, Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall said today.

“The mpowerdome has operated as Canberra’s leading venue for sports; including tennis, soccer, netball, volleyball, handball and modified sports for many years and in recent times has seen an average of 144,000 people through its doors who are all in the pursuit of an active lifestyle,” Mr Wall said.

“Even the ACT government’s own report has recognised that the mpowerdome has played, and could continue to play a vital role in the pursuit of the objectives of increasing the ACT community’s physical activity levels, from social through to high performance participation.

“Successive ACT Labor/Green governments have been well aware of the parking constraints facing the operators and have even cited the parking issues as an impediment to the future of the operation in separate reports.

“There is a simple solution and it’s time the Minister sat down with operators and managers of the mpowerdome and worked with them to ensure the continued viability of this important and iconic Canberra sporting venue,” Mr Wall concluded.