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the community in Weston Creek and beyond, as it gets many visitors from Molonglo in particular at the moment.
As part of the upgrades, we will be providing an enhanced streetscape for people, with new landscaping and new trees. A section of Brierly Street is very wide, and we will be utilising that space to extend the verge to provide more space for outdoor dining for the cafes, as well as providing extra canopy cover.
We will be delivering improved amenities like new seating, bike racks and rubbish bins, and improved pedestrian safety, with new pedestrian crossings and lighting improvements. Parking will replace the existing bus stop on Brierly Street, with the bus services being moved around the corner to Parkinson Street. These are just some examples of how the government’s suburban upgrades to shopping hubs are providing more inviting spaces for the community and businesses to thrive.
MR PETTERSSON: Minister, I understand that there are suburban infrastructure upgrades being progressed at Kippax. Can you please provide us with an update?
MR STEEL: I thank Mr Pettersson for his supplementary question. The government will be delivering improvements to make Kippax, the Holt group centre, a better place for businesses and residents. Construction will commence in May to deliver upgrades along the section of Hardwick Crescent between Luke Street and the service station.
The preliminary design for improvements along Hardwick Crescent was developed in response to the Kippax group centre master plan from 2019, which involved community input. Following extensive site investigations and more recent engagement with local businesses and community groups, we are getting on with the upgrades. As part of those, we will be providing wider, improved shopfront pavements, which will provide more space for outdoor cafes, public outdoor furniture and accessibility along the shopfronts.
I was out there with the Deputy Chief Minister recently and I noted that there is a lot of excitement amongst the shop owners on Hardwick Crescent about these upgrades, which will deliver an enhanced streetscape, new plantings, landscaping and new amenities, including bike racks and rubbish bins. The upgrades will improve safety for pedestrians, with new pedestrian crossings and lighting improvements, with direct pedestrian links between the currently separated commercial centres on either side of the large car parks.
Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, further questions can be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
Canberra Health Services—data security
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I have been advised in relation to the question that I was asked earlier regarding the senior nurse identified—the issue with the senior nurse and the disclosure of information—Canberra Health Services has let me know that I can advise that the senior nurse identified the disclosure and voluntarily admitted to a mistake to their supervisor. The breach did involve the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, and CHS has been very clear that it treats all team members