ACT Election Announcements

Labor’s plan for local shopping centre upgrades

September 27, 2020

Canberrans can expect to see better local shopping precincts across the city if ACT Labor is re-elected in October.  

Labor’s plan is to invest over $22 million in local shopping centre precincts across the city over the next four years, creating and protecting local jobs and supporting local businesses.  

ACT Labor will upgrade local shopping centres in Canberra.

This will include upgrades at local shops in Campbell, Narrabundah, Kaleen South, Duffy, Evatt, Macquarie, Monash, Calwell, Lanyon and Cooleman court. 

Upgrades will range from landscaping, footpath renewal and mobility upgrades, new seating, new bins and improved waste management.  

In addition to this, a re-elected ACT Labor Government will also invest $1.2 million to upgrade public bathrooms at local shops in Lyneham and Colbee Court, and construct a new toilet at Florey shops.   
We know Canberrans love their local shopping centres and upgrading these facilities will support many local businesses.

The investment will also create and protect local jobs as part of our plan is to protect and create more than 250,000 local jobs by 2025.

If re-elected, work is expected to commence on Campbell, Kaleen and Duffy with priority as feasibility studies on these sites were completed by ACT Labor in government.  

The remaining upgrades to be delivered by 2024.  

This commitment includes a $5 million investment in Pialligo to upgrade roads, pedestrian infrastructure and parking to support the thriving commercial and industrial area. 

The pandemic isn’t over and there is more work to do. 

ACT Labor has the right plan to support jobs and lead our city through the pandemic.