Residents Running on Empty Over Rundown Petrol Stations

Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones will be addressing the ACT Legislative Assembly today, to call on the ACT Government to explain why rundown and unused petrol stations in various locations across Canberra are creating stress and concern for local communities.

“Abandoned petrol station sites at the heart of our local communities not only attract graffiti but also shame and embarrassment about how our local communities look,” Mrs Jones said today.

“Some of these sites have been left derelict for over a decade, and I question whether the Government is focused on ensuring these sites remain useful for the community.

“I have had many constituents raise with me their desire to see these sites redeveloped and today I will call on the government to release information to the community about what is being done to remedy the situation.

“Canberra parents want to be able to raise their children in clean and organised communities and the elderly want to feel pride in communities they have worked hard to develop, but these sites have become an eye sore and residents have had enough,” Mrs Jones concluded.