Gungahlin community shows strong support for light rail, entertainment facilities and roads
I sent a community statement out today on the results of the Gungahlin Community Council's community survey. Have a read of it below
"The newest Member for Molonglo and Gungahlin resident, Meegan Fitzharris MLA has welcomed the results of the Gungahlin Community Council’s community survey...
“I welcome the result and congratulate the Gungahlin Community Council (GCC) on this work. I was part of the Executive Committee of the GCC that decided to undertake this survey and am very pleased to see the high levels of input.” Ms Fitzharris said.
“These survey results show that Gungahlin residents want a government that plans for the future of our region.
“I’m pleased to see the strong support for Capital Metro from the Gungahlin community through this survey. It reflects what I am also hearing from locals; that they understand the Capital Metro project and the investments and opportunities it means for Gungahlin.”
“Importantly, it also shows the importance of light rail in generating transport mode shift with over 70% of respondents indicating they would use light rail.”
“I also note the strong community feedback about roads. I have a petition to duplicate Gundaroo Drive which has received hundreds of signatures over the weekend.”
“I went to the Gungahlin Community Council earlier this month and spoke on the top four roads priorities I have been discussing with the community and with Ministers: Gundaroo and Horse Park Drive duplications, and the intersections of Katherine Avenue and Horse Park Drive, and the Hinder Street and Hibberson Street intersection. The survey results note this intersection as a priority.”
“I campaigned strongly for a cinema in Gungahlin and will be a strong voice for ensuring the ACT Government delivers this investment.”
“I have also been very clear that I will be seeking to again represent Gungahlin residents in the ACT Legislative Assembly next term. Gungahlin residents want representation and I am here, as a Gungahlin local, to bring the Assembly to Gungahlin and Gungahlin to the Assembly.
“I also note the other results, including comments about entertainment facilities and planning heights and look forward to continuing my ongoing conversation with Gungahlin residents,” Ms Fitzharris concluded.