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Prioritising transport, community health and tertiary education in new portfolios

As a new ACT minister I am determined to bring energy to my portfolios and work in a way that strengthens connections with the community and focuses on better service delivery across our health, transport and higher education sectors.

 

It’s an honour to be given responsibility for some of the services our community interacts with on a day-to-day basis in my roles as Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research, Minister for Transport and Municipal Services and Assistant Health Minister.

 

Some key priorities in my new portfolios will be to:

  • Plan and explain the integration of our transport network, and create a single and efficient MyWay system.
  • Ensure Canberra continues to grow into a research and innovation hub, attracting the best minds to our city’s institutions.
  • Continue the focus on preventative and community health to keep our city active and healthy.

 

I’m looking forward to improving our transport network across the whole of Canberra, which includes buses, light rail, roads, cycling and walking. Public transport is such an important service and how we move around our city is becoming more and more important as we grow. 

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A privilege to serve Canberra as a Minister

This year will be an important year for Canberra and I would like to thank my ACT Labor colleagues, especially the Chief Minister, for their support as I become an ACT Minister for the first time.

I am very excited about playing a bigger role in the ACT Government and having the chance to promote growth, opportunity and fairness in our community.

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Hibberson Street survey results are in

More than 700 people have had their say on the future of Hibberson Street in the Gungahlin town centre, with a majority of people wanting to see change on the busy shopping strip.

Meegan Fitzharris MLA launched a survey in August, asking people to state whether they would like to see Hibberson Street permanently closed to cars, turned into a shared zone like Bunda Street in Civic, closed off during the day only or left as it is.

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Gungahlin cinema one step closer with contract settlement

A cinema in Gungahlin is one step closer today after the preferred tenderer settled the contract to develop the site, local MLA Meegan Fitzharris said.

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