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victims in criminal proceedings. I would like to thank the stakeholders who contributed written submissions to the inquiry, as well as those who commented during the consultation on the amendments to the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act. This engagement and feedback provides valuable insight to government and helps to ensure that our legal framework remains fit for purpose.

I present the following papers:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 11—Inquiry into the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (No 2)—Government response—

Government response, dated March 2023.

Ministerial statement, 29 March 2023.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Jarramlee Nature Reserve—remediation project

Ministerial statement

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.44): It is my great pleasure to advise the Assembly today of a significant achievement at one of our important nature reserves in the north of Canberra, delivered by the Parks and Conservation Service team within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. Jarramlee is 112 hectares in size and is located on the north-west boundary of the ACT, bordering rural grazing land within both the ACT and New South Wales. Jarramlee is less than 200 metres from the suburbs of Dunlop and west MacGregor, making it an easily accessible reserve for the local community.

The ACT government has set aside places like Jarramlee to buffer the impacts of urban development in west Belconnen and to provide protection for areas of high conservation significance. Jarramlee is particularly special, as it is home to a large population of the critically endangered golden sun moth. It also contains endangered natural temperate grassland and provides habitat for several other threatened species listed under the Nature Conservation Act. It is also part of an important wildlife corridor, providing habitat for migratory birds such as the rainbow bee-eater and the sacred kingfisher.

Gooromon Ponds Creek and Ginninderra Creek converge within Jarramlee and flow into the Murrumbidgee River. This catchment continues to be a vital part of Ngunnawal culture, serving as an important pathway for travel and a place
of corroboree, meeting, hunting and celebration. This area served as agricultural land during the early years of European settlement and as a sewage treatment facility in
the 1990s.

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