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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 10 Hansard (24 September) . .

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With respect to the longer term question, ACTION's view is that this network has really provided the backbone for any future network. There has been major change with network 14 in order to provide as efficient a service as possible and provide the best coverage right across the city. So in that sense the expectation, in bringing network 14 into place, is that there will not need to be major changes to the network in future; the focus will be on addressing new suburbs as they open up and seeking to increase the frequency of the current network structure rather than any major changes to the network structure itself.

Territory and municipal services—Narrabundah playground

MRS JONES: My question is again to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, on a favourite topic of mine. Earlier this year, I contacted you with concerns from residents in Narrabundah regarding the location of a playground on the edge of the school oval, as it is isolated and underutilised. Residents have requested that the playground be relocated to an open space of land opposite the shops on Boolimba Crescent. Minister, you responded that the area opposite the shops was not large enough for the playground. Yet the current playground area is much smaller than the proposed area. Why are you unwilling to embark on this low cost solution of relocating a playground?

MR RATTENBURY: As Mrs Jones is well aware, from the letter that I provided back to her, the advice given to me was that there was a limitation with the Boolimba Crescent site. I am happy to take a further look at that issue in the light of the information Mrs Jones has raised and confirm whether her assessment of the matter is in fact the case and, if so, what the consequence of that is.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, what consultation have you had with the community about the use of the current playground and the changes requested by the community, or do you think I do not know what I am talking about?

MR RATTENBURY: Mrs Jones has asked two quite different questions there and I will only answer the first of them.

MADAM SPEAKER: It is probably wise.

MR RATTENBURY: It is wise. In terms of community feedback, I get a range of community feedback about playgrounds right across the city on a regular basis. TAMS is constantly giving feedback to people who seek to have a piece of playground equipment repaired or checked for its safety levels. So we have quite constant feedback from the community across a range of playgrounds across the city.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, how often have you talked to the community about the changing needs of the community for playgrounds and play equipment, and when was the last time you spoke to them about this issue?

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