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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 3 May 2022) . . Page.. 1041 ..

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.01): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal Country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Braddon Park—upgrades—petition 2-22

By Ms Lee, from 152 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 that:

Braddon Park, a pocket park on Lowanna Street, has been neglected for many years and does not have facilities to encourage community use.

The Friends of Braddon Parks is a group of 100+ local residents that have noticed that the park is underutilised and infrastructure is inadequate. The usage of the park increased during the recent ACT lockdown period which highlighted the inadequacy of the facilities.

We believe that high density living requires adequate community facilities to make city living a lifestyle choice. There are currently no playgrounds in Braddon other than the. one in Braddon Park which is in very poor condition.

We are calling on the Government to provide funding for a community-led upgrade of Braddon Park.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to provide funding for a community-led upgrade of Braddon Park.

The following issues urgently need to be addressed in Braddon Park:

- Accessibility for the disabled with mobility issues;

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