More broken promises on Kingston Arts Precinct


The ACT Labor-Greens Government has torn up the Kingston Arts Precinct contract, leaving Canberra’s artists in the dark and breaking a promise ACT Labor took to the 2020 election.

Shadow Arts Minister Nicole Lawder says that the project has been plagued with delay after delay, with reports from the arts sector that the Labor-Greens Government are ignoring their requests for more information.

“At the 2020 election ACT Labor promised to deliver the Kingston Arts Precinct, but it’s now very clear that they won’t be able to deliver it at all,” Ms Lawder said.

“The Kingston Arts Precinct has suffered years of delays already, and again the Labor-Greens Government has brought us back to square one.

“Consultation with community groups continues to worsen with residents feeling as though they’ve being left in the dark and sidelined by this government. After years of delays the community is losing faith that this Labor-Greens Government can deliver any projects on time.

“The Canberra Liberals want Canberra to be a city that artists can grow and thrive in.

“Delays to the Canberra Theatre Complex upgrades, and now the Kingston Arts Precinct, have left Canberra’s artists in the dark and it’s not good enough. These facilities are meant to support artists to create and lead our creative arts sector, but the Labor-Greens Government has turned their backs on them.

“The Labor-Greens Government is proving that they’re lazy and tired. They need to start delivering on their promises to the Canberra community,” Ms Lawder concluded.