AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ELECTION PLATFORM 2020


rECOVERY, GROWTH & TRANSFORMATION

Our challenges have never been greater – we need action that delivers now and for our future

The events of 2020 have tested our nation’s resilience. We are facing the greatest economic and social challenges we have ever seen. This year’s ACT Legislative Assembly Election must be a defining moment for Canberra.

The challenges we face now are a real risk to population growth, investment and ensuring we have the right people for the right jobs to supercharge our economy. Before COVID-19 struck, our population was growing by more than 8,000 people a year, we had the lowest unemployment, the highest wages and a booming construction sector. We boast a lifestyle that Sydney and Melbourne can never offer

But all that now hangs in the balance.

We need government to lead from the front, to take the immediate steps to break out of the COVID-19 generated recession, and to set Canberra up for long term success.

Now is the time when we must ask ourselves – what is the leadership and action that must be taken to realise the opportunity that can come from such a crisis?

As we head to the polls in October, we need to be clear that government is prepared to take swift action - to set Canberra up for recovery, who has a plan for growth, but who also has the vision needed to undertake our transformation to becoming the city we want to be.

We all love Canberra, but it’s time to grow up. To become the world’s coolest and most liveable capital – a city that is built for our people and is the thriving and diverse economic heart of our region.

A city that is world class destination, attractive and affordable to live, study, work, invest and do business in.

Our plan for recovery, growth and transformation is what is needed for Canberra right now. And the contribution of the property sector at this time has never been more critical.

We stand ready to work with government and the community to deliver it.
 

What we need to do to recover, grow and transform

  • Immediately stimulate the economy to recover swiftly from COVID-19
  • Grow our population, and make sure we are ready to meet their housing needs
  • Drive business and investment opportunities to a global market looking for a stable, prosperous and healthy destination
  • Build the infrastructure we need to succeed, such as world-class health, education and transport facilities
  • Keep what’s great about Canberra and transform the city to realise the growth opportunity
  • Embrace our status as the nation's capital, and as the seat of national government and leverage the unique business, investment and employment opportunities offered by no other Australian city.

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THE FIVE KEYS TO UNLOCKING THE
NATION'S CAPITAL

BUILD ON OUR STRENGTHS TO GET THE POPULATION WE NEED TO SECURE OUR FUTURE
Make Canberra the lifestyle destination of choice 
Create a diverse and inclusive community to enrich, and enliven our city

CREATE THE HOMES CANBERRANS NEED TO THRIVE
Boosting the supply of housing, now and for the future
 Housing choice and affordability where it is needed

URBAN RENEWAL THAT DELIVERS FOR BUSINESS, COMMUNITY AND OUR CITY
Planning that delivers outcomes for people
Creating places and spaces that make our city great

A TAX SYSTEM WHICH MAKES CANBERRA THE BEST PLACE FOR INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS
Rates, taxes, charges which are fair and efficient and support growth
Use policy levers to enable, not stifle growth

INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH UNLOCKS OPPORTUNITY AND DRIVES GROWTH  
Projects that set us apart
Unlocking land which delivers for our community