Canberra Liberals will Duplicate William Slim Drive

A Canberra Liberals Government will duplicate William Slim Drive from Ginninderra Drive all the way to the Barton Highway, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. “The Canberra Liberals will commit $39 million to ensure the nearly 3.5km stretch of road is fully duplicated as it often becomes a major bottleneck for motorists in […]

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Planning for Canberra’s future

Today, the Canberra Liberals have released Planning for Canberra’s Future, the document that will guide the way for better planning policy under a Canberra Liberals Government, Shadow Minister for Planning Alistair Coe said today. “The ACT’s planning system is too complex, lacks balance, provides no certainty, is frequently changed and promotes government thought bubbles. Planning […]

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A commitment to infrastructure planning and engineering

The Canberra Liberals will develop a genuine infrastructure plan for Canberra in consultation with professionals, industry and the community and enhance our engineering capability, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alistair Coe said today. “Canberra has a proud heritage of first class engineering. However, in recent years, governments across Australia have suffered an in-house engineering […]

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Light rail decision reveals serious integrity issues in government

​Today’s revelations that the Barr government received further advice against proceeding with light rail demonstrates serious governance concerns in  Andrew Barr and his administration, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. “It was revealed today that the government received an internal report advising against trams on Northbourne Avenue. This internal report is in addition […]

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Crash hotspot roundabout highlights need for Liberal flyover solution

Revelations that the Barton Highway/William Slim/Gundaroo Drive Roundabout remains the worst intersection for crashes in the ACT again highlights the need for a flyover, as the Canberra Liberals have promised if elected, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. “The Opposition recognised a long time ago that this problem roundabout needed addressing. In 2015 […]

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Fiji Fundraising Dinner

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 8 June 2016 I would like to speak this evening about an event that I attended at the end of May organised by the Fiji Australia Association and the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT to raise funds to help rebuild Fiji following the devastation caused by […]

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Tribute to Perlita Swinbank

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 7 June 2016 I rise this afternoon to speak about a remarkable Canberran, the late Perlita Swinbank. Perlita was a woman of substance. Perlita served more than four terms in the Filipino Communities Council of Australia, FILCCA. She was the state representative as FCCACT president for two terms, for […]

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Canberra Liberals commit to full Ashley Drive duplication

Unlike the government, the Canberra Liberals will do the job properly and duplicate the full length of Ashley Drive between Erindale Drive and Johnson Drive if elected. On top of what the government has already announced, we will deliver an additional $4 million for the full duplication, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe and Leader […]

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Canberra Liberals call for autonomous vehicle trials

Click here to download the autonomous vehicle draft legislation The Liberal Opposition will today release an exposure draft to allow for the testing of autonomous vehicles in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. “Autonomous vehicles are an exciting and innovative development, Mr Coe said. “Self-driving cars are being developed and refined […]

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