The average power bill in the ACT is expected to rise by up to almost $300 per year, despite promises from the Chief Minister and the Leader of the Greens before the election that prices would reduce.
Canberra Liberals Leader, Elizabeth Lee, said this is another broken promise from the Labor-Greens Government.
“Last year the Chief Minister and the Leader of the Greens promised Canberrans that they would see cheaper electricity costs on their bills due to the ACT Government’s investment in renewable energy,” said Ms Lee.
“The Labor-Greens Government said Canberrans would see a decrease of about $43 on the annual electricity bill of the average ACT household for 2020-21. We now find out prices will rise on average $5.50 a week; almost $300 per year.
“This is yet another example of the government saying one thing before an election and failing to keep the promises they made to the Canberra community.
“The government needs to be upfront and tell Canberrans what they will do to keep power bills affordable. The Chief Minister and the Leader of the Greens also need to come clean about how many more promises they plan to break,” Ms Lee concluded.