What I'm working on for Murrumbidgee

As your Minister and local Member in Government:

  • Building light rail to Woden.
  • Transitioning Transport Canberra's buses and depots to zero emissions.
  • Building a new CIT campus in Woden.
  • Building a new transport interchange and bus depot in Woden.
  • Reforming Road Transport penalties to make our roads safer for all users.
  • Upgrading the Monaro Highway, Athllon Dr, Parkes Way, the Tuggeranong Parkway and building the John Gorton Drive Bridge in Molonglo.
  • Building a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to improve recycling rates, and to create better quality materials like recycled paper and glass bottles that can be used right here in Canberra.
  • Introducing Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service to all Canberra households.
  • Starting to transition Canberra’s bus and rubbish collection vehicles fleet to zero emissions.
  • Upgrading Weston Creek’s Main Street (Brierley Street) and consulting on improvements to Mawson shops.
  • Building new shared and cycle paths including on Sulwood Dr in Kambah and designing new paths on Melrose Drive and Streeton Drive.
  • Consulting on improvements to Stromlo Forest Park's tracks and trails.
  • Building a new playground in Lyons.
  • Designing Southern Memorial Park - a new cemetery for Canberra’s Southside.
  • Reforming our procurement system to support ethical procurement.
  • Improving our skills training system to support young people and jobseekers.

What I have achieved:

  • Rolled out 12 new battery electric buses in Transport Canberra and released the Transport Canberra Zero Emissions Plan.
  • Released the ACT's first Circular Economy Strategy and Action Plan and passed the Circular Economy Act 2023.
  • Banned single-use plastic by establishing the Plastic Reduction Act 2021.
  • Introduced Bulky Waste Collection for all Canberra households.
  • Delivered Garden Organics waste collection to all Canberra households who want one.
  • Updated litter laws targeting illegal dumping and hoarding.
  • Banned thermal waste to energy projects in the ACT.
  • Rolled out the e-scooter share scheme in Canberra.
  • Strengthened the ACT’s Animal Welfare laws and recognise animals as sentient beings.
  • Reformed the ACT’s Cemeteries and Crematoria Act and built Canberra’s first public crematorium.
  • Established the Canberra Dog Model and Cat Plan.
  • Abolished overdue fines in ACT Libraries.
  • Campaigned for marriage equality with Canberra’s LGBTIQ+ community and campaigned for blood donation equality.
  • Introduced a new 2 stage procurement process including the Ethical Treatment of Workers Evaluation.
  • Hosted Canberra’s Multicultural Summit, oversaw 3 multicultural festivals and made Canberra an official member of the Welcoming City network.
  • Planting over 50,000 urban trees and passed the Urban Forest Act to protect and grow our urban trees.


  • Funded the Woden CIT Campus project.
  • Funded and signed contracts with Canberra Metro build light rail Stage 2a to Commonwealth Park on the way to Woden.
  • Upgrading Woden Library.
  • Built a new Men’s Shed in Hughes.
  • Built new separated cycle paths on Corinna and Furzer Streets.
  • Built the Heysen St link shared path between Weston and Woden.
  • Funded the #WodenExperiment to reimagine Woden Town Square.
  • Built a new playground at Eddison Park, Torrens shops and Farrer park.


  • Upgraded Duffy shops.
  • Provided a new home for Weston Creek Men’s Shed.
  • Built the Heysen St link shared path between Weston and Woden.
  • Built a new playground at Waramanga.
  • Campaigned against the closure of local bank branches.


  • Funded a new community activity centre space in Coombs.
  • Built new shared paths on the Cotter Road and Annabelle View Avenue.


  • Campaigned for and upgraded Kambah Village and advocated for private redevelopment.
  • Campaigned for and upgraded the Mount Taylor car park on Sulwood Drive.
  • Upgraded the Tuggeranong Laneways and Anketell Street and funded the Tuggeranong Foreshore improvements.