The ABC has a story on the falling ACT retail sales as our planning processes pump ever more retail space into the market.
David Rumbens from Access Economics says sales lagged in the June quarter.
“A slowing construction activity, potentially as the fiscal stimulus is withdrawn. Potential for further rate rises may have a greater impact in the ACT than elsewhere,” he said.
“So the retail story going forward in the ACT certainly doesn’t look as strong as we are envisaging nationally.”
On the plus side down the road there is some hope that a hamstrung rainbow coalition will let the public service grow like topsy.