Page 961 - Week 03 - Thursday, 30 March 2023

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The project will improve active travel in the area, with 2.15 kilometres of protected cycleways offroad and two of Canberra’s first new protected intersections, which represent best practice in intersection design, to promote safety, with bike racks at each of the new stops.

Finally, the project will be delivered sustainably, with an infrastructure sustainability rating, reducing scope 1 emissions, and carbon neutrality for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions during construction.

DR PATERSON: Minister, how can members of the community have their say on the design and find out more about the project?

MR STEEL: I thank Dr Paterson for her supplementary. The project designs and environmental assessment have been published on the NCA’s website for the public to access. The ACT government has developed additional supporting resources to assist the community in making a submission for the project. This includes fact sheets and environmental assessment chapter summaries. These supporting resources are available at the ACT government’s light rail to Woden website, along with other information about the projects.

Canberrans can view the full suite of documentation that was submitted as part of the works approval application and make a submission by visiting the NCA’s website. Information is also available on the ACT Planning and Land Authority’s website as part of the development application.

Submissions that the NCA has received during the consultation process can influence the final design of the project, including the urban design, landscaping, architecture, sustainability and the quality of materials and finishes used. I would encourage all Canberrans to attend one of the community information sessions over the coming weeks or to make a formal submission before consultation closes on 11 May.

Canberra Health Services—data security

MR COCKS: My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. Minister, today there is a report entitled: “Carers ACT say they are “deeply disappointed” over alleged Dhulwa patient privacy breaches.” That report states:

The organisation said the concerns of carers had been “routinely ignored” in the lead up to the incidents and the government needed to commit to rebuilding the trust that had been lost by working with peak bodies, carers and the people they care for.

Only by taking accountability, being transparent and truly listening to the voices of carers and consumers can we ensure that our mental health care system is safe, effective and compassionate for all,” the statement said.

Minister, why were concerns of carers routinely ignored?

MS DAVIDSON: Thank you for the question. The concerns that carers have raised are incredibly important. Making sure that we are listening to the families and carers


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