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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 09 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 August 2015) . . Page.. 2552 ..

Chris from Flynn said:

Ask the locals. 99% of people I speak to don’t want it.

Another Chris, this one from Florey, said:

I am not in favour of light rail because it is a solution that is too expensive for cities such as Canberra that have a low population density.

Peter from Fraser said:

This light rail would be an unmitigated disaster for the ACT, both financially and in terms of its horrific effect on Northbourne Avenue entailing the cutting down of virtually all of beautiful eucalypt trees which currently adorn this avenue. Rattenbury calls himself a Green—he should hang his head in shame.

Incidentally, I do not recall Mr Rattenbury or his colleagues in the Greens promising in 2012 to turn Northbourne Avenue into a wasteland or what the government euphemistically calls an “urban meadow”. Helen and Phillip from Scullin said:

The majority of the current community needs more funding put into existing public transport and footpath creation before outlaying considerable funding to something that will only benefit a minority of people.

Lynne from Latham said:

No, no, no. Why should we pay for something we will never use?

Linda from Deakin sent an email to all members stating:

The tram project is not feasible for Canberra. It is an outrageous financial burden, both initial and ongoing to ACT taxpayers, especially compared with bus alternatives along the corridor.

Michael of Fraser said:

Following on from yesterday’s ACT budget I would only observe that a billion plus light rail project is just driving ratepayers under. I am on a fixed income and am now staring down the barrel of paying more for car registration, drivers licence and household rates for no improvement in services at all.

Leslie and Claire of Higgins said:

No, no, no—the government is not listening to the people.

James of Latham said:

I am concerned that the cost of light rail is inflating rates. I oppose light rail, it benefits a small section of the population.

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