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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 3 Hansard (26 February) . . Page.. 737..

Introduce a 'car sharing' policy by the end of 2013 and complementary changes to planning and parking regulation to support and encourage 'car sharing' in Canberra.

Minister, can you please provide an update as to exactly what is intended with this initiative and when and how it is intended to be introduced?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Doszpot for his interesting transport policy. The government is currently developing options for the implementation of this particular agreement item.

Members would be interested to know that already there is interest from developers in Canberra who are seeking to offset their obligations to provide a certain level of car parking as part of development proposals with car sharing as an alternative. A number of very prominent Canberra developers have already put to the government their view that there should be an option to be able to offset at least some of their private car parking obligations with the alternative of a car sharing scheme available to residents of certain proposed developments.

This type of innovative thinking is worth testing further, and we will be taking those sorts of approaches into account as we develop options for policy implementation.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what changes to planning and parking regulations will be made to encourage this car sharing?

MR CORBELL: I am not yet in a position to announce government policy.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, will you be advocating change to the Barry Drive bus lane into a T2 lane to encourage and reward car sharing?

MR CORBELL: The government has outlined its position in relation to T2 lanes and how they should be managed. I would refer Mr Wall to previous answers from the Chief Minister and myself during the previous Assembly.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, what car sharing policy extends to the ministerial car fleet?

MR CORBELL: It depends who I have to share it with, Mr Wall.

Disability services—children

DR BOURKE: My question is to the minister for disability. Minister, could you update the Assembly on the therapy assistant program and its operation?

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