- $5 MILLION FOR CITY IMPROVEMENTS
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit a further $5 million towards cleaning up Canberra. Mr Seselja said today’s announcement is part of the Canberra Liberals’ commitment to getting back to the basics Canberrans expect from their local government.
“The overwhelming response we get from the community is that people are sick of their streets, local parks and shops looking tatty,” Mr Seselja said.
“Canberrans should be able to walk on clean and even footpaths and have streetlights replaced when they are out.
“So as part of this initiative we will commit $3 million for city improvements such as new footpaths, and $1 million for the maintenance and upkeep of our public spaces.
“We’ve received many calls from the community about their concern for the safety of children playing in overgrown parks. So we’ll also inject a one-off $1 million extra for mowing around Canberra,” Mr Seselja concluded.
Mr Coe said only a Canberra Liberals Government is committed to prioritising these important basic services.
“Despite slugging Canberrans more than ever before in government rates and charges, ACT Labor has let important local services such as mowing of grass and removing graffiti fall by the wayside,” Mr Coe said.
“A good local Government doesn’t overlook the upkeep of their city, and a Canberra Liberals Government will provide these basic services at a lower cost.”