Labor promises shops upgrade, but no big rush

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Narrabundah shops… selected for an upgrade.

LABOR has pledged to spend more than $22 million in local shopping centre precincts across the city, but they’ll take four years to do it.

“This will include upgrades at local shops in Campbell, Narrabundah, Kaleen South, Duffy, Evatt, Macquarie, Monash, Calwell, Lanyon and Cooleman court. Upgrades will range from landscaping, footpath renewal and mobility upgrades, new seating, new bins and improved waste management,” says Labor leader Andrew Barr.

“In addition to this, a re-elected ACT Labor government will also invest $1.2 million to upgrade public bathrooms at local shops in Lyneham and Colbee Court, and construct a new toilet at Florey shops.

“If re-elected, work is expected to commence on Campbell, Kaleen and Duffy with priority as feasibility studies on these sites were completed by ACT Labor in government. The remaining upgrades to be delivered by 2024.

Shopping Centre Improvements 
Kaleen South                                                           $2,500,000
Duffy                                                                      $2,500,000
Campbell                                                                $2,500,000
Narrabundah                                                           $1,500,000
Evatt/ Macquarie                                                     $1,500,000
Monash/Calwell                                                       $3,000,000
Lanyon (carpark and pedestrian improvements)        $500,000
Cooleman court (Brierly Street Stage 2)                $2,000,000
Pialligo                                                                   $5,000,000
Bathrooms at Lyneham, Florey, Colbee Court        $1,200,000
Total                                                                      $22,200,000 

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  1. As with anything that Labor or the Greens “promise” you have to ask – why hasn’t this been done already? It’s 4 years since the last election and they’ve been in for 19 years! And on top of that they’ve flushed the ACT finances down the toilet, so I simply can’t believe them anyway.

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