ACT Election Announcements

Labor’s Plan for Woden & Weston Creek

October 09, 2020

A re-elected ACT Labor Government will deliver additional services, renewed local infrastructure and more jobs as part of our plan for Woden and Weston Creek.

Our plan includes the extension of light rail to Woden, a project that will provide better public transport for residents in the Woden Valley, and 6,000 local jobs for Canberra.

Labor will support the jobs of the future through a new CIT campus in the Woden Town Centre, a project that will also include the construction of a new Woden bus interchange.

Light rail to Woden, a new CIT campus in the town centre and the new bus interchange will result in the single largest investment in the Woden Town Centre since self Government.

A re-elected ACT Labor Government will also deliver a comprehensive plan for Weston Creek. A new outpatient imaging service will be built at the Weston Creak Walk-in Centre, providing CT, ultrasound and X-Ray services. Nurse practitioners will also be available at the Weston Creek walk-in centre to treat a wider range of injuries and illnesses.

We will upgrade Brierly Street for a better Cooleman Court and build new intersections on Streeton Drive to improve safety.

Labor will invest in upgrades at Duffy Shops and Duffy primary school.

Labor’s Plan for Woden & Weston Creek also includes:

  • The delivery of the Canberra Hospital Expansion to provide more elective and emergency surgeries, more beds in our maternity wards, more support for people suffering a mental illness and a bigger and better emergency department
  • Increased capacity in Woden primary schools
  • Upgrades at local schools
  • A major upgrade at Woden Valley (Phillip) Enclosed oval
  • Repairs and upgrades to Arawang Netball facility in Stirling and better lighting at Mawson District Playing fields
  • An upgraded playground in Lyons
  • New public toilets at the Farrer Nature Play and in Colbee Court Phillip
  • Upgrade the tracks on Mt Taylor

Canberrans in Woden and Weston Creek will also have access to ACT Labor’s sustainable and resilient households scheme, Labor’s food recycling scheme and one day a week of free early learning for three years olds.

The pandemic isn’t over, and there is more work to do.

But ACT Labor has the right plan to invest in Canberrans and lead our city through the pandemic.