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The Liberals have plans for Molonglo, too

Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe.

MOLONGLO, Woden and Weston Creek have been overlooked by an ACT Labor/Greens government for too long, says the Canberra Liberals, who are promising to deliver better services to the region. 

If elected next month, the Liberals say they’ll build a new police station and new fire and ambulance station for Molonglo, build a CIT Campus in Woden Town Centre, bring light rail to Woden, put a new hydrotherapy pool in Deakin, upgrade Phillip Enclosed Oval with a new clubhouse, change rooms and more parking, build a new indoor sports centre, put a new dog park south of Hindmarsh Drive, deliver more after hours and gap-free GPs in Weston Creek, fast-track Molonglo District Shopping Centre, fix the Coombs shops debacle and allow tenants in, provide safety improvements in Weston Scout Hall, upgrade Chifley, Pearce, Torrens, Duffy, Fisher, Chapman local shops, and build a new bridge to complete John Gorton Drive.

“A Canberra Liberals government will future-proof Weston Creek and Molonglo with a new fit-for-purpose police station and a new fire and ambulance station. We will bolster our police and emergency services capabilities with 130 more police officers and 100 more fire fighters,” says a party spokesperson.

The party says they’ll recruit 130 more police officers to join the ranks within the next term of government – something that will cost about $55 million. They will also employ 100 more firefighters, at the cost of $45 million.

“A Canberra Liberals government will protect the community’s precious green spaces by saving the Cooleman Court park from carpark development, and saving Coombs Peninsula from unnecessary development. We will also save the Curtin Horse Paddocks from development and ensure Adelaide Avenue isn’t swamped with Labor’s big apartment blocks,” the spokesperson says.

“The Canberra Liberals will also deliver a new state-of-the-art indoor sports centre for the Woden and Weston Creek region.”

Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe says: “We’re taking on the advice of the Reserve Bank of Australia to finance our stimulus measures in the short-term while we create more jobs and grow our economy in the long-term.”

Liberal members for Murrumbidgee Jeremy Hanson and Giulia Jones have steadfastly made the case for lower taxes and better services in Canberra’s south.

“Residents in Canberra’s south are tired of being overlooked and ignored. They’re disappointed to see their green spaces being taken away for more and more buildings and apartment blocks. A Canberra Liberals government will protect valuable community assets to make Canberra the best place to live, work and raise a family,” Mrs Jones says.

Molonglo Valley will get it all under ACT Labor

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