Despite increasing rates, taxes, fees and charges, the government is failing to deliver basic local services, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said.Despite increasing rates, taxes, fees and charges, the government is failing to deliver basic local services, Shadow Minister for Urban Services Nicole Lawder said.
Today in annual reports, Ms Lawder will question the government’s poor record to deliver reliable local services to the Canberra community.
“Canberrans are paying record amounts for local services, but the government isn’t delivering adequately,” Ms Lawder said.
“The gradual degradation of local government services is creating pressure points across Canberra in regards to health and safety.
“Bins aren’t collected on time, broken street lights take months to fix, potholed roads are largely ignored, and road duplications always seem to be months behind schedule.
“Of course, there is also the ongoing issue of dog attacks which the government refuses to acknowledge.
“The government must explain why Canberrans aren’t getting what they’re paying for,” Ms Lawder said.