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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 8 (16 August) . .

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

MADAM ACTING SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Ramsay for today due to illness.

Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Doszpot from 21 August to 22 September 2017 for a personal matter.

Transport—integrated systems

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee) (10.01): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) supports a fully integrated transport network for our growing city that:

(a) provides Canberrans with convenient and reliable options to leave the car at home;

(b) supports social inclusion, drives economic development, benefits our environment and reduces congestion;

(c) encourages an active and healthy community by providing opportunities to incorporate walking and cycling into the daily commute; and

(d) ensures Canberra remains one of the most liveable cities in the world, as it grows to half a million people over the next two decades;

(2) notes that the ACT Government is building a fully integrated transport network by:

(a) expanding the active travel network including off-road shared paths, on-road cycle lanes and bike parks, augmented by additional park and pedal locations;

(b) building a rapid bus network connecting major group centres, supplemented with more Park and Ride facilities, such as a new park and ride being built at Wanniassa;

(c) expanding Canberra's community bus network to cover all regions of our city;

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