The Liberal’s Member for Motorists, Alistair Coe, is asking where the Government’s parking strategy is five years after the first draft.
Released in 2007, the still unfinished strategy promised to: ‘Strike a balance between parking supply, demand for parking and the price of parking in the ACT.
‘Adoption of the Draft Parking Strategy will ensure an increase in parking spaces in Canberra over the next 15 to 20 years, which meets the needs of people travelling to the City and other major centres while encouraging more sustainable transport initiatives.’ (Simon Corbell, media release, 1 March 2007)
“We are yet to see any of these promised improvements as ACT Labor still hasn’t gotten around to finalising the strategy,” Mr Coe said today.
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“After 11 years, despite all of the talk and taxpayer-funded studies, the fact remains that the government hasn’t provided car parking improvements. “Canberrans are still struggling to find a car park and parking costs have almost doubled under ACT Labor.
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