Page 1527 - Week 05 - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

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Continuing resolution 5A requires standing committees which consider statutory appointments to report on a six-monthly basis and present a schedule listing appointments considered during the applicable period.

For 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021, the committee considered a total of 10 appointments to two different statutory bodies. In both cases, the committee had no comment on the appointments. Accordingly, pursuant to continuing resolution 5A, I present the following paper:

Health and Community Wellbeing—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—Period 1 July to 31 December 2021.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Municipal services—footpaths

MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (4.35): I would just like to recount, again, part of my journey through my electorate and, again, a bit of a sad story about service delivery from this Labor-Greens government. Earlier in May, I joined Warren and John—one a constituent and one a visitor with family members in the electorate—for a walk around the streets and footpaths of Holt, particularly around O’Dea Place. Unfortunately, the streets and footpaths around O’Dea Place have disintegrated into a hazardous state, due to the continued failure of this Labor-Greens government to provide adequate upkeep of vital amenities out in the suburbs.

Even more unfortunate is the fact that I first raised this issue with Minister Steel at the start of April. His response was that the necessary repairs had been made and that the streets and footpaths around O’Dea Place were safe once again. Imagine my surprise, when I was reached out to, to hear that still nothing had been done to repair fairly obvious hazardous footpaths that are essential for the safe passage of children riding their bikes to school, parents going to and from work, or elderly residents hoping to enjoy a nice walk in the sun.

So, I went out and inspected the area with Warren and John and could see clearly, with my own eyes that, for example, the sprayed seal on O’Dea Place had not actually been repaired as they had been promised. There were cracked and crumbling concrete driveways and footpaths all along O’Dea Place and Powell Street, and the bitumen was bleeding considerably in Biggs Place and Brownlow Place.

It was extremely helpful having Warren, an experienced and well-regarded traffic engineer, to be my guide on the technicalities of pavement technology and how it should have been done. Even so, I could see with my own eyes the absolute state of disarray that those streets and footpaths were in, and remain in, due to careless and

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