Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced what she wants to get done in the next 12 months:
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has today outlined the Government’s priorities in 2011-12 across eight key service delivery areas, with 52 specific projects and 51 measurable targets.
In a Ministerial Statement to the ACT Legislative Assembly, the Chief Minister has set out her priority areas in transport, planning, health, education and climate change, many of which which are directly linked to the outcomes of the ‘Time2Talk: Canberra 2030′ community consultations which occurred last year.
“A liveable, sustainable city, timely access to health care, more housing options, better public transport, a robust local economy, and improvements in public safety are just some of the priorities that we will be actively addressing over the coming year. We have a vision of Canberra as a lifelong learning capital, and are focused on growing the tertiary education sector, and we will invest in building a skilled workforce, fostering innovation in business, research and economic development.
“This Government is intent on ensuring that there is help for those most in need in our community, and that Canberrans are able to fully participate in community life. We will do this through targeted assistance for those most vulnerable.
Katy promises to let us know how she’s going on that in six months time. Also known as the summer dead zone.
RiotACT has requested the full list of priorities and will let you know when we hear anything.
UPDATE: Whinge and you shall receive. We now have a copy of the Ministerial Statement:
The Government’s priorities are:
o To ensure that Canberra is a liveable, sustainable city
o That its people enjoy timely access to healthcare
o That there is help for those most in need
o That there are housing options for all Canberrans
o That Canberra people have skills for life and for our economy
o That we have a robust local economy and a balanced tax system
o That there is improved access to and use of public transport, and
o There is continued improvement in public safety