In just over five months, Canberrans will go the polls to decide who will run the ACT for the next four years.
We want to make sure that your questions about your city are answered before you vote, so we’ve decided to put your key concerns to each candidate, one electorate at a time, in the months ahead.
RiotACT will devote a month of coverage to each of the five electorates, starting in May with the largest in area and furthest from the Legislative Assembly: Brindabella.
Murrumbidgee, Ginninderra, Yerrabi and Kurrajong will follow in June, July, August and September respectively.
This week, we want to hear from residents of Brindabella in the comments below. What’s working in your suburb? Your town centre? What’s not? Are you happy with the way the ACT Government and your local members are handling local issues, or could they be doing more, or doing things differently?
Are services in the areas of health, education and transport sufficient? Are there big issues in your area that need addressing and haven’t been?
What are the top five questions you’d like us to put to each candidate in Brindabella? And the top five suggestions? Let us know by end of Wednesday, May 4, as our first interview is on Thursday.
We look forward to getting some answers for you, and in the process helping you to get to know all the candidates you’ll be choosing between on October 15 (or shortly before or after that day if submitting a pre-poll or postal vote).
Please note, the Brindabella electorate has changed a little since last election, with Tharwa, Greenway, Bonython, Gordon, Banks, Conder, Theodore, Calwell, Isabella Plains, Richardson, Chisholm, Gilmore, Macarthur, Fadden, Wanniassa, Oxley, Monash and Gowrie remaining, but Chifley, Pearce, Mawson, Farrer and Kambah no longer included. The latter five now form part of the Murrumbidgee electorate, which takes in Woden Valley, Weston Creek and Molonglo Valley.
If you are an independent running in Brindabella or candidate there for a party other than the Liberals, Labor or Greens, please provide your contact details via the comments below (not for publication) and we will be in touch to arrange interviews.