Katie Gallagher made an extraordinary statement on 666 this morning, in the course of a discussion of discontent about the 80km speed limit on the GDE.
Katie made it clear that she thinks 80kph is too low. When it was pointed out by the 666 presenter that the ACT Government had made a commitment to Aranda residents to keep the speed to 80 to avoid excessive traffic noise, this is what the Chief Minister said – verbatim: “Now that we have delivered on our commitment to the residents of Aranda to keep the speed limit to 80, the traffic authority will review the speed limit”.
In other words, don’t EVER trust any commitment an ACT Labor government makes.
I’m still bewildered at how Katie can claim that her government has “delivered” on the promise if they then immediately renege on it.
I’d also like to point out that the environmental impact of cars travelling at 100 kph is much higher than at 80. The Greens should intervene both because of the betrayal of Aranda residents, and on environmental grounds.