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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 12 Hansard (30 October) . .

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MRS JONES: I table the following papers:

Lyons, Tarraleah Crescent—Provision of a footpath near the Lyons Early Childhood School—Copies of letters from the—

Service Director Children's Services, Woden Community Service, dated 6 August 2014.

Principal, Lyons Early Childhood School, dated 14 August 2014.

The letters are from Mary Hutchinson, the school principal, as well as Susan Henderson, the service director children's services at Woden Community Service Inc, and are in support of the safety needs of the community of families and children who attend the school.

In light of all of this evidence provided by the parents at the school—and, in particular, I recognise Sally Underwood, a member of the school P&C who is here with us today—I ask that you respond to the feedback, minister, provided by residents in this petition, and recognise that the dynamic of Tarraleah Crescent has changed since its initial development and that the early learning centre makes the street much busier than it otherwise would have been.

Finally, I ask that you reconsider the original priority rating placed upon this job and place it higher on the list of works to be undertaken in the immediate future, so that it can be completed as soon as possible.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo—Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrective Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Sport and Recreation), by leave: Briefly, I would like to assure Mrs Jones and those who have signed the petition that Roads ACT, as part of my directorate of Territory and Municipal Services, will look at this petition very closely and at the issues that have been raised by both Mrs Jones and the representations that go with the petition.

As members know, we have an ongoing warrant system for new community paths in the ACT. At last count there were around 220 requests that had been put onto that. I see most of the requests, and there are quite a lot of them across Canberra. We simply need to weigh up the many requests for footpaths. As members would be aware, there are parts of the city where footpaths simply were not built and we have a catching-up job to do. So I will certainly look at this in the context of the many other worthy cases that have been put forward seeking additional footpaths in the ACT.

ACT Asbestos Task Force

Ministerial statement and paper

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health, Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Regional Development) (10.06), by leave: I would like to take the opportunity to provide a formal update to the Assembly on the government's response to the issue of Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos.


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