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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . .

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about how urban parks and street trees are being managed in Canberra has improved. For example, public satisfaction with the maintenance and pruning of street trees achieved 86 per cent satisfaction in 2014-15, increasing from 68 per cent satisfaction in 2008-09. That is from a MARS survey, Madam Deputy Speaker.

There is also Libraries ACT, which services the ACT community through their nine public library branches, the Home Library Service and the ACT Heritage Library. There are currently 244,533 registered library members. Libraries ACT receive almost two million visits annually, and over three million items were borrowed from Libraries ACT in 2014-15. They have over 666,000 books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audio books and other materials. The material is provided in 23 languages other than English. In 2014-15, over 77,000 people participated in library programs. A large proportion of program participants were children who participated in programs like Giggle & Wiggle, Story Time and school holiday programs. Adult participation in programs included digital training sessions and book groups.

Our government is continuing to deliver better local roads for the ACT, with a number of road upgrades currently underway around Gungahlin. The roadworks being undertaken include the Gungahlin Drive upgrade, the Barton Highway roundabout improvements and Horse Park Drive duplication. Work has also begun on Gundaroo Drive and the Manning Clark Crescent and The Valley Avenue extension project. Residents are invited to attend drop-in information sessions outside the Gungahlin Marketplace to find out more about these important road projects. The drop-in sessions will answer any questions residents might have and will be held outside the Gungahlin Marketplace on Thursday, l7 March, 5 pm to 7 pm and the following Friday, 18 March, 10 am to 12 pm. The ACT government will also have a stall at the Celebrate Gungahlin Festival on 2 April. I hope to see all members there.

Discussion concluded.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on forthwith.

Drugs policy

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (4.25): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) on 2 March, the Australian Parliament's cross-party Group on Drug Policy and Law Reform held the Parliamentary Drug Summit in Canberra;

(b) the Summit was attended by approximately 70 experts and representatives from academia, the health sector, the justice sector, NGOs representing drug users and families, the drug and alcohol sector, as well as politicians from all sides of politics;

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