Page 2844 - Week 09 - Tuesday, 11 October 2022

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We will continue to update the community. There is really good information on the Built for CBR website——showing where all the alternative car parks are that people can choose from when they are parking in the city. It will not mean that people need to not come into the city to do their business, but it may change where they park and potentially, down the track, at different phases of the construction, how they move through the city during the construction period. That is going to change throughout each stage of the construction while we get on with the job of delivering a more vibrant, connected and sustainable city.

MR PARTON: Minister, when exactly will those 665 car parks be returned to commuters?

MR STEEL: Following the construction of the light rail project. Initially, they will be used for raising London Circuit and then we expect that construction compounds will need to continue in some of those areas for the stage 2A project, which will commence thereafter, after the around two years of construction of raising London Circuit.

Indeed, further construction compounds may be needed in other locations in the city as we continue to move on with our commitment to extend light rail down to Woden. It is a major infrastructure project—one of the biggest in the city’s history. That will mean that there will need to be space for those construction compounds to be established. Sometimes they will be located on car parks; sometimes they will be on other public land or indeed NCA land. We will be working with all of the authorities and stakeholders, and we will be communicating clearing to business and the community about what they can expect as we move through the construction program.

MR MILLIGAN: Minister, were any of the closed spots disability or mobility related parking spots?

MR STEEL: Where possible, we are moving the disability spots so that any that are taken away are available in other locations in the CBD. But it will be change for some people about exactly where they park. If they have been going to the same parking location, they will need to look at the other available parking spots. We are trying to accommodate those different needs as we move through this period, and of course we will continue to listen to any feedback from the community as we progress through this process.

As far as the other construction that is occurring, we will try to undertake that construction in a way that minimises the disruption to the community, but inevitably there will be some disruption during the construction period for all Canberrans. We have put in place a range of measures to try to make sure that we can move through these coming years in the smoothest way possible.

Lake Tuggeranong—foreshore upgrade

MS LAWDER: My question is to the minister for city services. Minister, recently you released a preliminary design for the Lake Tuggeranong foreshore upgrade. In the feedback received via the YourSay survey, if you search by key words or terms in the Excel spreadsheet of responses, such as “path”, “cycling”, “shade”, “toilets”, “skate

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