Page 3568 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 22 November 2022

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Call on the ACT Government to consider taking back the undeveloped land at Block 6 Section 88 Gungahlin and make this underground paid parking with urban open space on top - similar to the Barangaroo development in Sydney - for the use of some 1000 apartments in the vicinity. The space could be used for such things as a small dog park or community garden for residents.

Creating such a space would also provide additional parking for those wanting to access Yerrabi pond and aligns with the government’s Urban Forest strategy, ACT Climate strategy, Canberra’s living infrastructure plan and will help small businesses and the broader community in the area thrive.

Review and improve access to Yerrabi pond for residents

Speak with businesses about reducing parking timeframes and have parking inspectors monitor the area regularly.

Richardson shops—leasing—petition 31-22

By Ms Lawder, from 513 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw the attention of the Assembly that:

Richardson residents are disappointed and disadvantaged by the derelict state of the Richardson Shops. Some of these Shops have been vacant now for 9 years.

Residents appreciate that these shops are privately owned, however we believe more can and should be done by the ACT Government to improve this situation.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the ACT Government to:

1. Better incentives potential business owners to occupy shop fronts at local suburban shops, like the Richardson Shops

2. Better incentivise landlords to lease shop fronts rather than keeping them vacant such as those at Richardson Shops.

3. Upgrade the area surrounding the Richardson Shops so that it’s more appealing to potential lease holders.

4. Report any findings and progress back to the Assembly by 31 December 2022.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, these petitions, having more than 500 signatories, were referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

Building—proposed developer licensing scheme—petition 29-22

By Mr Pettersson, from 820 and 308 residents, respectively:

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