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Our Booris, Our Way—Review, Six Monthly Update (July 2021 - December 2021), dated May 2022.

Planning and Development Act—

Pursuant to subsection 79(1)—Variations to the Territory Plan together with associated documents—

No 368—City and Gateway South Northbourne Avenue Corridor.

No 369—Living Infrastructure in Residential Zones.

Pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Statement of Leases granted for the period 1 January to 31 March 2022.

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Reports presented—2021—Report 9—Inquiry into the Impact of Revised Speed Limits in Civic—Petitions 31-21 and 38-21—Government Response.

Coroner’s report—inquest into the death of Blake Andrew Corney—report and government response

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (2.49): Pursuant to standing order 211, I move:

That the Assembly take note of the following papers:

Coroners Act—Report of Coroner—Pursuant to subsection 57(4)—Inquest into the death of Blake Andrew Corney—

Report, dated 16 November 2021.

Government response, dated 5 May 2022.

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee—Minister for Skills, Minister for Transport and City Services and Special Minister of State) (2.49): As the Minister for Transport and City Services, I rise today to respond on behalf of the ACT government to the findings of the Coroner’s Court of the ACT following the inquest into the death of Blake Andrew Corney.

Let me begin by first acknowledging Blake’s father, Mr Andrew Corney, who has joined us today. I want to extend my sincere and heartfelt condolences to him, to Blake’s mother, Camille Jago, and to Blake’s brother, Aiden, on the loss of their son and brother. I know that the reality of his passing will be carried by them forever. Blake Corney was the innocent victim of an event that should never have happened. We will do everything that we can to prevent a recurrence of this type of tragic accident and to realise the goal of Vision Zero and ensure that everyone in our community is safe using our roads.

I want to thank Her Honour Chief Coroner Walker and all of those who have participated in the inquest into Blake’s death. This difficult work assists us in making changes to prevent tragedies like this from occurring again. In making her findings, the Chief Coroner identified two areas of public safety that might have prevented this

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