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Labor pledges new community centre for Gungahlin Town Centre

Ian Bushnell6 September 2020
Labor spokesperson for Community Facilities Suzanne Orr

Labor spokesperson for Community Facilities Suzanne Orr: Centre could include facilities for local performing arts groups, and low-cost office space for community service providers. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A new Gungahlin Community Centre will be built in the town centre if the Barr Government is returned in October’s election, ACT Labor has pledged.

ACT Labor MLA for Yerrabi and Labor spokesperson for Community Facilities Suzanne Orr said that the centre would be co-designed with residents and reflect the diverse views and needs of Canberra’s fastest growing community.

She said the centre could include facilities for local performing arts groups, and low-cost office space for community service providers.

“Gungahlin is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and a new community centre will be a great addition to our community”, Suzanne Orr said.

“We will continue to work with the community and community organisations in the Gungahlin region on what they would like to see from a new centre.”

Ms Orr said the project would provide better services to the residents of the Gungahlin region, and create more jobs as part of Labor’s target of 250,000 Canberra jobs by 2025.

“Over the past four years, the ACT Labor Government has made significant investments in the town centre. This includes the delivery of light rail, the Gungahlin nurse-led walk-in centre and a new bus interchange,” she said.

”We want to keep working every day to protect the health and livelihoods of our community.”

Labor did not say if it had a site in mind or how much the project would likely cost.

The ACT goes to the polls on 17 October.

Original Article published by Ian Bushnell on The RiotACT.

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