Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann MP today tabled a petition in Parliament for the newly consolidated FaHCSIA building to remain in Tuggeranong.
The petition, with over 900 signatures, called on the Parliament to do all in its power to ensure the 40,000 square meters of space that is required to house the newly consolidated FaHCSIA building to be located in the Tuggeranong CBD.
“Canberra is built on a satellite city concept, which has created a national capital of micro-economies” Ms Brodtmann said.
“If Canberra is to continue to prosper, it’s important that each of these micro-economies is supported.”
Public service jobs based in Tuggeranong are the backbone of the local economy.
FaHCSIA employs more than 1000 people that currently support the many businesses and services of Tuggeranong.
“Moving these jobs out of Tuggeranong would have a huge impact on small businesses and services in the area.
“Let’s keep every part of Canberra strong.”