|What services do you believe are most important for the ACT?
||To me, the most important services are related to education. That represents an investment in both growth of an individual, as well as the thinking that will shape the future of the entire community.|
|How can the ACT Government deliver current services more efficiently and productively or to better meet the needs of Canberrans?||There is a growing cohort of healthy ageing retirees (typically former public servants that retired aged 54 years and 11 months). They are an untapped source of knowledge and experience. In my experience, many of them don't need money, but they are motivated by having something meaningful to do. I think the ACT would benefit by targeting this group for volunteer work, or for 'low fee' work. Many already contribute as volunteers through public institutions. Perhaps they could also be used to bridge the gap between schools and families, or health centres and families; or provide a free tourism meet n greet service; or support Parks and Wildlife to plant trees and monitor wildlife and destroy weeds. They could form walk-to-school gangs and help support our kids to have access to supervised walking routes to/from schools.|
|Are there particular services that you think the ACT Government can improve?||I believe it is critical that the ACT Government demands more of new buildings - both commercial and residential. Key steps include more public inspectors with real consequences for shoddy work; requiring all buildings to meet Bushfire Attack Levels; requiring all buildings to utilise solar passive principles (a minimum of NATHERS 7).|
|What can the ACT Government do to make Canberra even more liveable?||-|