Hanson Demands Light Rail Must Stop Now

The ACT Labor government must abandon its cornerstone plan to build light rail from Gungahlin to the City. The people of the ACT cannot be made to pay for light rail when Katy Gallagher is talking about reductions to health services, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.

“Katy Gallagher is warning Canberrans of long term funding shortfalls in health and education and it is inconceivable that at the same time she would demand Canberrans fund the $614 million light rail project,” Mr Hanson said.

“The case has not been made for light rail and I will be putting our nurses, teachers, children and surgery patients as my number one priority and Katy Gallagher should do the same.

“Any cuts to health or education that she imposes on Canberrans while concurrently spending hundreds of millions of dollars on light rail would be a failure in her duty to the people of Canberra.

“Katy Gallagher must get her priorities in touch with those of the people she represents and stop this ill-conceived light rail project now,” Mr Hanson concluded.