[First filed: July 23, 2008 @ 17:58
Second filing July 24, 2008 @ 09:20]
The heat is ON!
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope and the Minister for Municipal Services John Hargreaves have just announced that the duplication of Gungahlin Drive is to start immediately.
- Work will commence on the southern end of the GDE immediately with a tender to be called next month with work to begin on the northern end of the road to be completed within the term of the next government.
Completion in four years.
Whingeing, it gets stuff done!
The Liberal policy is on their website dated 21 July, but I couldn’t tell you when it got there.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Brendan Smyth is having a swipe at the Stanhopian U-Turn. He asks some hard questions about the funding:
- The question that the Chief Minister now has to answer for the Canberra community is how will he fund the GDE duplication project? Will he:
- introduce a second appropriation bill?
- raid the Treasurer’s Advance?
- suck in funds from other road projects (as he did for the first GDE project)?
- undertake a borrowing program to raise the capital?
We’re also somewhat interested as to how Zed is going to fund his proposal.
FURTHER UPDATE: Greens’ candidate Shane Rattenbury is saying he’d like to see a transit lane being built with the rest of it.
More Updateyness: The Community Alliance’s Norvan Vogt is attacking “One road for the price of two” and promising that he’d do better if he were king.
One more update for the road: Zed Seselja is so furious about his over-complicated media strategy leaving himself open to gazumping that he’s issued one of his amazingly rare media releases to vent his outrage at the same policy as his own being announced by the Government.
Surely the policy isn’t all that bad Zed? It is rather like your own.