Fixing Transport

Delivering lower car rego, better parking and shorter commutes

The Canberra Liberals will:
  • reduce the cost of private car registration by up to $98.90 from January 1  
  • make parking in ACT Government parking lots free after 5:30pm to boost the ACT’s night time economy  
  • create 2,500 new parking spaces with our $50 million Local Parking Fund 
  • conduct a trial of City-wide parking to enable motorists to use a single parking ticket at any ACT Government parking lot 
  • improve the sustainability and aesthetics of carparks with green upgrades to incorporate grass, vegetation and more trees   
  • ensure shorter commutes with new traffic management technology, T3 passenger commuting in bus lanes and real time monitoring of traffic construction works 

A road-free cycle path network by 2030

We will: 
  • connect all town centres and major employment hubs dedicated, off-road cycle paths to ensure a safer, less stressful cycling journey. 
  • deliver $5 million to improve cycling facilities at transport interchanges and other major stops. This will include increasing secure bicycle storage facilities and change rooms.
  • continue to support the expansion of electric bikes and scooter schemes.

Fast, reliable and family-friendly bus commutes

The Canberra Liberals will: 
  • deliver dedicated school buses in 2021. 
  • deliver 7 new commuter express routes from connected suburbs and town centres.
  • deliver new Cross-City Direct services between town centres. 
  • expand the bus fleet by delivering 19 new buses in 2021. 
  • provide more jobs for Canberran’s by recruiting 19 new bus drivers by February 2021.
  • deliver new dedicated commuter carparks to relieve pressure on parking hotspots across the city and improve Park and Ride access. 
  • trial localised on-demand transport services for school students, the elderly and mobility-impaired people. 
  • improve reliability of services through better driver recruitment. 
  • conduct an independent analysis of the Labor-Greens Government’s business case for Light Rail Stage 2. 
  • invest in new facilities and technology, including a ‘one stop shop’ for all transport-related needs.   
  • maintain the Government’s budgeted commitment to transition to a zero-emission fleet by 2040. The Canberra Liberals will also explore hybrid buses and other emerging technologies to deliver this fleet.