As the member for motorists Alistair Coe is going in to bat for the besieged Canberra drivers.
From next month, Canberrans will be slugged another $625 in parking every year. ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe said fees should not rise yet again to make up for ACT Labor’s mismanagement of the Budget.
“The 12 per cent parking cost increase revealed in Estimates today will be felt greatly by Canberrans who are already experiencing huge cost of living pressures under ACT Labor,” Mr Coe said.
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“Canberrans are already struggling with rates that have doubled in many suburbs and will increase by a further 10 per cent this year. In addition to skyrocketing rates, water costs have tripled and electricity is up 85 per cent with another 17 per cent increase as of next month. “Given catching a bus is impractical for many Canberrans, this increase effectively punishes people who have no choice but to drive.