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I am delighted that you did not, to be honest. I thank you for telling the stories of those who have lost their lives. That was a nice touch, and I thank you for it.
I pay tribute to those that have lost their lives in ACT Policing, and those that are doing it tough out there on the streets every day and every night. There are those who have left the service—people like Jason Taylor, a former ACT Policing sergeant, who we have mentioned in debates in this place before and who was in here last week. There are a lot of people out there who are doing it tough. I ask members of the government, as they reflect on the words that have been spoken today and the generous spirit in which they were made, to make sure that those words are backed up, and that our police have the resources and the legislative support that will enable them to do their job. Those in this place need to make sure that those that we charge with going into such a dangerous and difficult environment every day are given every tool and every resource in order to do their job, which they do on our behalf, as safely as they can, so that they can come back to their families.
Thank you for your support, and I commend the motion to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Stromlo Forest Park—mountain biking
MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (4.05): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) the Stromlo Forest Park masterplan process began in 2009 with the ACT Government reconfirming its commitment to the 2010 masterplan in 2014;
(b) in December 2019, the ACT Government released the Draft Canberra Mountain Bike Report for public consultation with the final version of the report published in 2021;
(c) on 12 October 2020, Shane Rattenbury MLA, Leader of the ACT Greens, costed an ACT Greens election commitment through the ACT parliamentary budget office to “implement the priority recommendations from the Canberra Mountain Biking Report”. This was expected to cost $700,000;
(d) on 14 October 2020, Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA, costed an ACT Labor election commitment through the ACT parliamentary budget office for “$1.2 million in a ‘flow’ style trail from Stromlo Forest Park to Cotter Recreation Area with a return climb, [which] will create a link between the two popular recreation hubs. The 13 to 15 kilometre trail will pass through nature reserve enabling riders to experience the unique landscape in the ACT and providing an opportunity for commercial cultural and heritage adventure tours”; and
(e) in November 2020, ACT Labor and the ACT Greens finalised the 10th Assembly Parliamentary and Governing Agreement. Appendix 4, item 6.2 of the Parliamentary and Governing Agreement was “Make Stromlo Forest Park a premier mountain biking destination by finishing