Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 8 (17 August) . .
Thursday, 17 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.
The following petition was lodged for presentation:
Higgins playground facilities—petition 20-17
By Mrs Kikkert, from 203 residents:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory
This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly the need to provide upgrades to playgrounds in Higgins, including bins, park benches, working bubblers, climbing frames and slides at Hudson St and shade sails at Westhoven St.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to urge the ACT Government to upgrade these two playgrounds as well as maintain the other playgrounds in Higgins.
The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.
The following response to a petition has been lodged:
Giralang community precinct—petition 12-17
By Ms Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 15 August 2017, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Orr on 11 May 2017 concerning the revitalisation of the Giralang community precinct.
The response read as follows:
Dear Mr Duncan
I refer to your letter of 11 May 2017 regarding petition No 12-17, lodged by Ms Suzanne Orr MLA regarding the Giralang Community Precinct. I apologise for the delay in responding to you.
The ACT Government went to the last election with a vision for renewal across our city and suburbs. The first Budget since the election begins delivery of this