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specialist learning areas, including electronics, robotics, art, dance, drama and food technology. It is vital that students have a variety of learning opportunities that will help to make school engaging and teach them skills that will remain with them for life. The Amaroo expansion will also assist in improving the amenity and learning environment at the school and the outdoor learning and play areas. I also welcome the Gold Creek School senior campus expansion that will make way for an additional 200 places by the beginning of the 2022 school year.

If it is not clear by now, the schools located around Yerrabi are getting vital improvements and upgrades to ensure that we are providing a great education to students. These expansions ensure that students can attend a school in their region. This has multiple benefits, including reducing travelling times and helping to ensure that students can rely on our public transport network.

I would also like to touch on and praise the government’s efforts in expanding Franklin Early Childhood School into a full primary school. This will result in the school being known as Franklin school, and it is expected to be ready for students in 2022.

Lastly, there is also a new primary school being built in Throsby that will be ready by 2022. It will help to cater for the students who will be calling the new suburb of Throsby home. This school will also have additional sports and other community facilities, not only improving access to these facilities for the students but also providing additional amenity and facilities for the broader community.

It is evident that the ACT government takes providing quality public education seriously, not only through the schools themselves but through our education system. I am proud to be part of a government that is actively working to ensure that our schools can accommodate the population growth of Gungahlin and have facilities that can be used by the wider community as well.

Yerrabi is a wonderful place to live, and it pleases me that our schools are able to accommodate all of the wonderful residents and provide students with a comprehensive public education at the same time.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Loose-fill Asbestos Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Ms Vassarotti, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MS VASSAROTTI (Kurrajong—Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, Minister for Homelessness and Housing Services and Minister for Sustainable Building and Construction) (11.08): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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