William Hovell Drive is a car park for Canberra’s morning commuters. For too long, West Belconnen residents have had to put up with long traffic queues and delays on this road, while ACT Labor ignores the problem.
Sign the petition below to call on the government to duplicate William Hovell Drive between Coppins Crossing Road and Drake Brockman Drive.
Please pass on your thoughts about rates for units and apartments in Canberra.
The ACT Legislative Assembly is conducting an inquiry into recent changes by the ACT Government into how rates are calculated. On 15 February, two petition relating to the methodology for determining rates and land tax for strata residences were referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Over 5,000 people expressed concern that the changes were unfair and costly, and petitioned the government to return to the previous methodology.
The ACT Legislative Assembly Public Accounts Committee is conducting an inquiry into this change. More information about the Inquiry into the methodology for determining rates and land tax for strata residences can be found on the ACT Legislative Assembly’s website.
Terms of Reference
At its meeting on Thursday, 15 February 2018, Mr Coe (Leader of the Opposition) presented two out-of-order petitions relating to the methodology for determining rates and land tax for strata residences, the terms of which are attached. The Assembly passed the following resolution:
“That the papers be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in May 2018.”
Members of the public and all interested parties are invited to make submissions on the impact of this change to the Committee at LACommitteePA@parliament.act.gov.au by Friday 23 March 2018.
Alternatively, if you complete the form below, your message will automatically be sent to the Committee. Please note that submissions made using the form below will be sent to the Public Accounts Committee and may be published.
The ACT Labor-Green Government paid $3.9 million to the Tradies Club for a building housing the CFMEU HQ, then rented back the building to the Tradies for $1 per year. In a recent scathing report by the ACT Auditor-General, it was found that the ACT government “relinquished considerable financial value to the Tradies”. The Auditor-General also said, “there is also a high risk that the Directorate sold Block 30 Section 34 to the Tradies in breach of the Planning and Development Act 2007.”
In the report it was estimated that up to $2.65 million of ACT taxpayer money was relinquished to the Tradies group.
Do you think these kinds of preferential deals are fair? Let us know.
Authorised by Alistair Coe MLA
Thank you for taking the time to complete my ‘Community Survey’ on local issues in Forde and surrounding suburbs. As your local member, it is important that I hear from you regarding your views and opinions on how we can improve our area.
James Milligan MLA
There are tremendous enrolment pressures facing schools in Gungahlin, particularly in Franklin and Harrison. Many families are being turned away from local schools with parents being told to enrol their children elsewhere.
The 2016 Census data showed Gungahlin was the second-fastest growing region in Australia, however there has not been an appropriate level of investment by the ACT Government in school infrastructure to meet new population demands.
The Canberra Liberals recognise that there are insufficient places available in local schools, and through this petition are calling for action from the ACT Government to address the shortage for the benefit of the Gungahlin community.