The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is having a go at Simon Corbell for not having any grand plans for public transport in Canberra:
“Ten years ago in the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services, Mr Corbell said that:
…measures to actively reduce emissions arising from transport use need to be actively pursued. One key initiative is to start providing a viable alternative to the private motor vehicle.
“I am hoping that as Transport Minister, Mr Corbell will turn his words into action.”
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“Today Mr Corbell said the ACT Government was already doing many of the
policies outlined in the Australian Government’s new ‘blueprint for cities’. But not only is this ‘blueprint’ vague and unambitious, the Government has so far done little to really change Canberra’s transport system.
“Canberra’s overall public transport system far from adequate. In particular, areas like Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and West Belconnen are being ignored and forced to become car-dependent.
Considering Transport no longer even rates a mention in his titles (coming in under sustainable development) this might be a little mean.
It’s the Chief who’s decided transport doesn’t warrant a title of its own.