Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 2 Hansard (13 February) . . Page.. 515..
ensure that the additional seating capacity within Manuka Oval can be accommodated. The government response to that was that it was noted and that this would be undertaken for all large events held at Manuka Oval.
Here we are some year or so later and we are still arguing the fact that there is in fact a problem. The government, having accepted there was a problem, noted it. But here we are and the government now, in Mr Barr's estimates, is saying there is no problem, we have got 7,500 parking spots around. Mr Barr, what we are asking you to do is recognise that we do have a problem and we are asking you to make sure that this so-called commitment that you made through the estimates committee recommendation is finally taken into account.
What we asked Mr Rattenbury to consider was that this motion was not a political motion. We are simply asking for the community of Canberra to have some better facilities to enable them to enjoy some of the better options that have been presented to them. There will be more big events, and all of these will cause problems if they are not addressed, not only to the nearby community within the precinct of Manuka and Kingston but also to the businesses that operate in these areas.
In conclusion, I commend the motion and I would hope that there is some sanity, especially on Mr Rattenbury's side, to recognise the fact that our community can use a better parking plan, but until the government realises the problem it will not be addressed.
That Mr Doszpott's motion, as amended, be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Mr Seselja Mr Smyth Mr Wall
Question so resolved in the affirmative
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
Bushfires—management and mitigation
DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (4.51): I move:
That this Assembly: