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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . .

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petitions

The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Community facilities in Page—petition 10-18

By Mrs Kikkert, from 157 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 increase active living options for senior citizens in Page, thereby improving their health and wellbeing and encouraging cross-generational interactions. About 27% of Page residents are aged 65 or over, and many of these live in three retirement villages in Burkitt St.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to urge the ACT Government to (a) mark a designated pedestrian crossing across Burkitt St, Page, near its intersection with Birrell St; (b) develop a walking path along Birrell St between Burkitt St and the park bounded by Knaggs Cr and Birrell St; (c) install in this park: benches and outdoor fitness equipment for older users, including shade structures for some of the benches; a swing set for preschool age children; and a water bubbler.

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.

Ministerial response

The following response to a petition has been lodged:

Greenway playground shade—petition 4-18

By Ms Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 27 March 2018, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Lawder on 20 February 2018 concerning the provision of a sunshade at the playground on Mortimer Lewis Drive, Greenway.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 20 February 2018 regarding petition No 4-18, lodged by Ms Nicole Lawder MLA on behalf of Tuggeranong residents


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