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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 12 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 3676..


Government—policy

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (11.07): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the ACT Government is committed to delivering important social reforms and major infrastructure projects to build a stronger ACT economy and create opportunities for all Canberrans;

(b) the Government's priorities reflect its commitments in the lead-up to the 2012 ACT election and the items included in the 2012 ACT Parliamentary Agreement; and

(c) in the first year of the current term, the Government has begun delivering on its plans for Canberra—driving economic diversity and continuing to deliver a high quality of life and fairness for all Canberrans;

(2) further notes the Government's long-term plans for Canberra are being delivered in four priority areas, as outlined in the 2013-2014 ACT Budget:

(a) creating opportunity and a more liveable city;

(b) being a healthier and smarter community;

(c) growing a stronger and more diverse economy; and

(d) focussing on urban renewal as our city grows; and

(3) calls on the Government to continue:

(a) setting its priorities annually; and

(b) delivering important reforms that will ensure that Canberra remains a progressive city that fosters opportunity for people to work, study and do business, and ensures that all Canberrans are able to prosper in the long term.

Madam Deputy Speaker, thank you for the chance to highlight the importance of building a strong and liveable city through delivering on our commitments to the people of Canberra. Canberra is a great place to live and work, to enjoy the outdoors and to raise a family. It is the city where both the government and the people have a shared commitment to an even better future.

As we enter the second year of this government's term, it is appropriate to renew the undertakings that we made during the election and again in the budget to creating opportunity and a more liveable city, being a healthier and smarter community, growing a stronger and more diverse economy and focusing on urban renewal as our city grows.


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