Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is concerned the construction of the pleasure dome to house the entire ACT Public Service in Civic (sans Gungahlin Penal Battalion) will unduly rob the office block owners of bread from their childrens’ mouths.
Figures released today show Canberras vacancy rate is now 13.3 per cent, yet the governments proposing the development of this extravagant office block, Mr Seselja said.
This is compared to a vacancy rate of 8.7 per cent in January last year. The supply is simply far outweighing the demand.
Its poor planning and poor decision making by the government.
Instead of using this high vacancy rate to get better rental deals, the government is pressing on with this illogical project. Instead of using $430 million on much needed infrastructure, the Government is pursuing an office project which we dont need.
The government needs to let the local market recover before further adding to the problem at the cost of Canberra taxpayers.
Surprisingly he’s failed to mention working families once.