Keep the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Tuggeranong
- Tuggeranong Community Council
- To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives
KEEP PUBLIC SERVANTS IN TUGGERANONG
The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) fears the loss of one of our major employer in the Tuggeranong Town Centre will be devastating for businesses and investment and lead to job losses in the future.
The Federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has announced it plans to consolidate its offices and is considering relocating from the Tuggeranong town centre.
The TCC is concerned if the department workers are relocated it will have a negative impact on businesses in the Town Centre that rely on business from this department and its workers.
A lot of the small businesses in Tuggeranong rely on the public service for their day to day trade and base their business decisions on this trade. This also includes our local Clubs, Group Centers and local shops.
A petition has been launched calling on the Federal Government to locate Deapartment of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Tuggeranong.
The petition has the support of the Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann MP and ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries.
The TCC urges all Tuggeranong residents to sign the petition below.
Tuggeranong Community Council Inc
PO Box 436, Erindale Centre ACT 2903
We, the undersigned residents, local business and employees of the Tuggeranong region of the ACT, wish to bring to the House's attention, that a reversal of our population demise depends on Commonwealth Public services and jobs for Tuggeranong as the fundamental backbone of our local economy.
Public services jobs are the major contributor to the security and prosperity of our families and communities.
These jobs will ensure our safety, our health and our environment. Any loss of public service jobs reduces household income and consumer spending, hurting businesses and our economy.
Therefore, we call on the House to do all in its power to:
• Maintain and improve existing public service jobs that are located in the Tuggeranong region; and
• To locate in Tuggeranong CBD the required 40,000 to 42,000 square meters of space that is needed to house the newly consolidated Commonwealth Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
The Keep the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Tuggeranong petition to To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives was written by Tuggeranong Community Council and is in the category Government at GoPetition.