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The committee has considered the issues and made 13 interim recommendations. These cover the Crown lease; suggest a memorandum of understanding between the property developer and the ACT government; site maintenance; and public realm improvements. The committee has also recommended a further update on the progress of the Giralang shops development be provided to it by July 2022. We have stated that we intend to finalise this inquiry with a view to updating the community on the progress of the development of the site in mid-2022.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank everyone who participated in and assisted our inquiry. In particular, I would like to thank my colleagues, Ms Orr and Mr Parton, and our committee secretariat, particularly Joanne Cullen and David Monk, who actually were taking on additional duties to help us with this interim report. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report 9

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (11.42): I present the following report:

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Report 9—Inquiry into the impact of revised speed limits in Civic—Petitions 31-21 and 38-21, dated 20 January 2022, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

On 16 September 2021 petitions 31-21 and 38-21 were tabled in the Assembly, sponsored by Mr Mark Parton MLA, and they were signed by 1,286 and 17 residents respectively. The petitions requested that the Assembly call on the ACT government to waive fines and penalties incurred in July 2021 and take action to make it absolutely clear where the new 40-kilometre speed limit zones in Civic applied. The petitions were referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services under standing order 99A.

The committee agreed to inquire into and report on petitions 31-21 and 38-21 in relation to the new speed limits in Civic. During our inquiry the committee heard from community organisations, the Minister for Transport and City Services and Canberrans impacted by the change, through their submissions. The committee considered the issues and made recommendations in four areas. We indicated support for Vision Zero as a road safety policy under the ACT government and we supported the continued expansion of 40-kilometre zones to reduce road deaths and protect our vulnerable road users.

We acknowledge that the July fines had a large impact on a lot of people. In this case we recommended the ACT government consider waiving fines and demerit points for the month of July 2021 in the speed zones under review where the fines resulted in

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