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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 7 Hansard (3 June) . .

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They go on and on because this is a budget which supports Canberrans; it supports jobs; it supports health; it supports education; and it supports our suburbs. That is what Canberrans want.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Noes 8: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion agreed to.

Transport—infrastructure

MR COE (Ginninderra) (11.54): I happily move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the need to invest in pedestrian, cycling, bus and road infrastructure across Canberra; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) provide funding for the duplication of Gundaroo Drive from Mirrabei Drive to the Barton Highway;

(b) provide funding for a flyover at the Barton Highway roundabout;

(c) cancel its proposed light rail project; and

(d) redirect the $51.8 million in funding for light rail to the ACTION bus network so it can provide better services and better infrastructure for all Canberrans.

Today I rise to call on the ACT government to finally adopt a sensible approach to transport here in the territory. On Monday the opposition announced a number of policies designed to improve transport here in the territory. This includes the addition of 50 new buses to our roads, including drivers, as well as the duplication of Gundaroo Drive from Mirrabei Drive all the way through to the Barton Highway, in addition to a flyover at the Barton Highway intersection with Gundaroo Drive and William Slim Drive. I am proud to announce the first part of our comprehensive


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