THE Canberra Liberals have vowed to cease the tram to Woden, if they’re elected in 2024.
Regardless of the ACT Labor-Greens refusing to be upfront with Canberrans, Liberals chief Elizabeth Lee at the moment (December 5) stated stage two to Woden is anticipated to value greater than $3 billion.
“This Labor-Greens authorities has ripped tens of millions out of hospitals, faculties, public housing and policing to assist pay for the tram,” stated Lee.
“In consequence, now we have the longest emergency division wait occasions within the nation, academics at breaking level with faculties being closed down as a result of violence, a housing disaster, and the bottom variety of police per capita of any state and territory.
“Canberrans deserve world class well being and training services, extra help for academics, nurses and police together with essential street upgrades and good, primary native providers all throughout Canberra.”
Lee stated regardless of the spin from Chief Minister Andrew Barr, it has grow to be obvious the Labor-Greens authorities can’t afford to do all of it and it’s hurting many Canberrans.
“My imaginative and prescient for Canberra consists of re-investing in our well being and training services; extra help for academics, nurses and frontline staff; extra reasonably priced housing, street upgrades and higher metropolis service throughout Canberra and a future with daring, contemporary infrastructure tasks that prioritise the financial and social advantages for Canberra,” stated Lee.
“It’s obvious not one of the issues our metropolis wants is feasible whereas we proceed on the trail of constructing a tram to Woden that may value over $3 billion and never be delivered till the center of subsequent decade.
“We’ve an opportunity to reimagine the way forward for our metropolis, a future the place Canberrans usually are not denied alternatives as a result of a multibillion-dollar challenge the Labor-Greens authorities are wedded to, irrespective of how the economics stack up.”
Lee stated the Canberra Liberals will put ahead a complete public transport coverage within the lead as much as the following election.
“Because the tram was initiated by the Labor-Greens authorities, new public transport know-how has come ahead in leaps and bounds together with electrical buses that provide sooner, cheaper, cleaner alternate options,” she stated.
“What the Canberra Liberals put ahead on this area might be pushed by transport outcomes that guarantee quick, dependable and environmentally pleasant providers that may profit all Canberrans.”
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Ian Meikle, editor