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Molonglo Valley will get it all under ACT Labor

ACT Labor leader Andrew Barr

ACT Labor says Molonglo Valley needs infrastructure and pledges to deliver it if they’re re-elected next month. 

The party is promising to build Molonglo Bridge to complete John Gorton Drive, they say they’ll work to build Stromlo District Playing fields, they’ll do the feasibility and design for new a community centre and Molonglo Library, they’ll fast-track work on a Molonglo Commercial Centre, build a Molonglo Fire and Ambulance Station, build a Molonglo Walk in Health Centre, and construct new schools.

ACT Labor has not announced how much this will cost and “CityNews” has contacted them for comment.

ACT Labor leader Andrew Barr says the playing fields will include at least two playing fields, training lights, a pavilion and parking infrastructure.

“To ensure the new community in Whitlam has access to the fast tracked Molonglo commercial centre, a re-elected ACT Labor government will build the John Gorton Drive bridge over the Molonglo River. The completed road will accommodate public transport and shared paths,” Mr Barr says.

“A re-elected Labor government will expand public healthcare in the Molonglo region by piloting a new, integrated model as one of Labor’s five new walk-in health centres. The new centre in Coombs will be co-located alongside the existing National Health Co-op.

“Work is continuing on the new, zero emissions P-6 school in Denman Prospect, which will open in 2021. This school will include a double gymnasium suitable for roller derby and other community uses. The new zero emissions Molonglo High School is also due to open in 2023.

“A re-elected ACT Labor government will also release land for a new non-Government school in the region, and start planning for future capacity in our college system to meet the needs of families in the region.”

The Liberals have plans for Molonglo, too

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