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- More public transport ads, the sudden emergence of tram advertisements and window blocking ads on buses, which literally make people sick.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:
- Direct Transport Canberra and Access Canberra to immediately remove all existing illegal advertisements.
Introduce specific offences for roadside advertising using parked vehicles.
- Remove public transport advertisements that block passengers’ ability to see outside.
- Review and update the rules for what advertising content is allowed on public transport and apply these rules to bus and tram shelters as well as vehicles.
- End bus shelter ads by committing to not renewing the Adshel contract.
Noting that advertising contributes to approximately 0.586 per cent of the total cost of TC operations, the petitioners also request the Assembly undertake consultation on the community support for replacing all public transport advertisements with locally commissioned artwork.
Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petition, having more than 500 signatories, was referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services
Sport—Reid Oval fencing—petition 39-21
By Mr Rattenbury, from 190 residents:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:
Reid Oval is used by a diverse group of people for activities including cricket, football, soccer, jogging, outdoor training and people walking and playing with their dogs. It is centrally located and bounded by Limestone Avenue, Euree Street, Elimatta Street and Anzac Parade.
A steel tube and chain link fence runs along approximately half of the Limestone Ave side, with the remainder only steel tube without the chain link. These large openings allow easy passage of errant sporting equipment, children, animals, etc onto the nature strip and Limestone Ave.
Kangaroos regularly cross Limestone Ave from Mt Ainslie to feed on the grass of the oval at dawn and dusk. The risk of harm to children, pets and kangaroos from passing motorists is quite high, there have been several ‘close calls’.
Dogs are permitted off-leash when no scheduled sporting events are occurring, provided they are under effective control. However, it is not always possible to identify when kangaroos are present on the oval and dogs have run onto Limestone Ave.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to extend the current Reid Oval steel tube and chain link fence along the entire