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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (2 May) . . Page.. 1854..


The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 6: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Disability services—parking

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (4.37): I seek leave to amend my notice of motion.

Leave granted.

MS LE COUTEUR: I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that there is a high need for disabled parking spaces in Canberra as Australian Bureau of Statistics statistics show that around 20 percent of Canberrans have some form of disability and the ACT has a growing ageing population;

(b) that although there is a national Building Code of Australia standard for the number of spaces designated for disabled parking, this standard does not meet the needs of Canberrans;

(c) that a 2008 Territory and Municipal Services commissioned study found the national standard on minimum spaces insufficient for the ACT's needs, and found an average need for a minimum of 3 percent of all parking spaces in shopping centres to be disabled parking; and

(d) the Territory Plan Parking and Vehicular Access Code has been increased to require 3 percent minimum disability parking spaces; and

(2) calls for the ACT Government to:

(a) increase the minimum disabled carpark provisions in the Territory Plan Parking and Vehicular Access Code for town, group and local centre parking, as well as parking at hospitals and other public facilities which the Government is responsible for, to a ratio of 4-5 percent disability parking;


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