Construction starts on new Healthy Waterways projects

Construction has commenced on two more Healthy Waterways projects, including a rain garden in Tuggeranong that, once complete, will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere, Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman, announced today. “The new rain garden, in parkland…

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NSW leading the way with adoptions

Adoption numbers are on the rise, for the first time in a decade, thanks in no small part to the incredible work being undertaken by NSW, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, said today. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released…

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Statement on work safety breaches on light rail construction sites

More than $14,000 in fines issued by WorkSafe ACT in response to safety breaches on the light rail construction site is demonstrated evidence that the Work Safety Commissioner is doing an effective job. Light rail construction is a major government project with significant union oversight guaranteed by the Government’s Memorandum…

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FOI dump after two years of denying transparency

After two years of denying Canberrans access to critical documents relating to health services, the ACT Government finally released multiple documents under Freedom of Information laws, dumping them online overnight, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. “This has been a monumental FOI stuff-up,” Mrs Dunne said. “The documents were…

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Statement by Alistair Coe on the passing of Steve Doszpot MLA

The Canberra Liberals are in mourning at the passing of Steve Doszpot MLA. Steve was a great Canberran who served this City with distinction for more than 40 years. Steve’s experience of escaping communism with his family in the 1950s was instrumental in shaping his values and philosophy. He generously…

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Work underway on Ellerton Drive Extension

First sod turned on $86 million extension of Ellerton Drive in Queanbeyan, New South Wales Project, due for completion in mid-2020, will allow drivers to avoid up to 19 intersections and three sets of traffic lights Work on a new road to ease congestion in the busy Queanbeyan city centre…

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Using technology to drive better outcomes for Woden Town Centre

A local Canberra business has been awarded $110,000 Australian Government technology grant to help deliver better outcomes for the Woden Town Centre and local community. Smart Precinct Woden, a project proposed by Ecospectral, has been announced as one of 52 successful projects under Round One of the Australian Government’s inaugural…

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Refurbished learning areas for Blue Gum Community School

Students and staff at Blue Gum Community School will have full use of refurbished school buildings thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government.   Assistant Minister Seselja officially opened the new facilities in Hackett today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham.   “It was great…

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