Liberals to deliver better support for mental healthcare patients and staff

Better support for mental health patients and staff will be the focus of the Canberra Liberals’ strategy to improve mental healthcare in the ACT.  Patients requiring mental healthcare in Canberra have suffered from critical delays to treatment, sometimes waiting on average 16.2 hours to be admitted into dedicated mental healthcare. The growing pressure in the ACT’s mental health system … Read more

Liberals to deliver dedicated residential care home for new mothers

Mothers experiencing severe mental health challenges before and after birth will be supported through a new dedicated residential care home under a Canberra Liberals Government.  The residential care home will provide holistic care to Canberra women experiencing severe anxiety, depression and, in more extreme circumstances, mania and psychosis which can occur soon after giving birth. Presently women with postnatal depression have to travel interstate to receive the care … Read more

New multipurpose indoor sports complex for Gungahlin

Gungahlin residents who participate in a range of sporting codes will have a new home in an indoor multipurpose sports complex.  A Canberra Liberals Government will work with the local community to select a site, design and construct a new $12.7 million multipurpose facility to provide all-weather, day and night access for a range of sporting codes as well as school sport and community activities. With six … Read more

New Gungahlin Multicultural and Community Centre for events and festivals

Multicultural events and celebrations, performances, festivals, community forums and art exhibitions will have a new home in a purpose-built Gungahlin Multicultural and Community Centre under a Canberra Liberals Government.   As part of our plan to make the ACT the best place to live, work and raise a family, the Canberra Liberals will provide $7 million for the Multicultural and Community Centre which will have capacity for around 1,500 people … Read more

Injection into local road maintenance to create jobs, stimulate economy

In addition to our $40 million injection into local road maintenance, a Canberra Liberals Government will also commit $300,000 for a feasibility study into completing the duplication of Horse Park Drive and Gungahlin Drive. The feasibility study will also be tasked with assessing the scope for new trees along Horse Park Drive, as part of the Canberra Liberals’ plan to plant and … Read more

Enough is enough on lead paint

The latest revelation of lead paint, this time at Curtin Primary School, further confirms that Labor and the Greens can’t be trusted to keep our school communities safe. Sections of another Canberra primary school have been cordoned off due to high levels of lead contamination. This is the latest in a series of partial school closures following the discovery of toxic materials. When … Read more

Cycling will be road-free by 2030 under a Canberra Liberals Government

As part of our vision to ensure a better, more sustainable and future-ready transport network, a Canberra Liberals Government will make the ACT’s entire cycle path network road-free by 2030.   The Canberra Liberals want to future-proof the Bush Capital to make it the best place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why a Canberra Liberals Government will connect all town centres and … Read more

Liberals to deliver lower rego fees, better parking, shorter commutes

A Canberra Liberals Government will lower car registration costs, deliver better parking and shorter commutes to reduce pressures on families to ensure they have more time for the things that matter. The Canberra Liberals want to make Canberra the best place to live, work and raise a family. We know many stressed Canberra families rely on their cars for … Read more

Liberals to deliver direct reprieve to household budgets, local economy

Stressed Canberra families will benefit from an immediate injection into household budgets and the local economy. The Canberra Liberals will return up to $200 a year to an average Canberra household by lowering the cost of private car registration to NSW levels. We’ll do this by reducing exorbitant car registration fees for families. Since 2012, Labor has increased car … Read more