Page 1802 - Week 06 - Thursday, 8 June 2023

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with the strategic priorities outlined in the ACT Planning Strategy, the ACT Climate Change Strategy and the ACT Transport Strategy.

Regarding car park access, TCCS will raise issues with access arrangements to the privately-owned open air carpark on Kingsland Parade with the shopping centre management which owns and operates the car park.

The ACT Government has provided an extensive network of paths around Casey Shops for all types of users. The link between the Retirement Village and Casey Shops is well developed through a network of main and local community routes. Canberra’s community footpaths have been delivered over many years to the design standards of the era in which they were built. Work is underway to better connect existing path networks and create new connections. This is a significant undertaking and TCCS approaches this task strategically by assessing and prioritising requests. TCCS will investigate opportunities to improve the path network in Casey, including maintaining and augmenting existing paths, and creating new path connections.

Transport Canberra runs a network of 458 buses, providing 4029 weekday daily services and covering 97,000km per day, throughout our beautiful but widely dispersed city. The network is designed to provide the best coverage possible for Canberrans, balancing the need to provide a comprehensive network with value for money. The network is regularly reviewed to ensure we are providing a quality service for Canberrans as new suburbs are created, and demographic needs change.

Casey residents are currently serviced by local bus routes 25, 26, 27 and 28 which all operate at a minimum of 30 minutes service frequency during the day from 7am - 7pm. These local bus routes provide a direct service into Gungahlin where passengers can transfer onto light rail into the city or onto rapid route 8 into Belconnen. Transport Canberra remains committed to working towards increasing weekend local bus services to an hourly frequency, starting with Saturday services in the future.

Currently, light rail network planning is focussed on the options for Stage 2 City to Woden, before it moves onto planning Stage 3 from Belconnen to the City and investigating extension options to Russell and the Airport. Investigations for other light rail extensions are undertaken as part of the planning processes Transport Canberra conducts for future stages of the network. Light Rail connections are nominally informed by high utilisation of Rapid bus routes, which are supported by bus network patronage data analysis.

The ACT Government offers an online service, Fix My Street, which is a tool that lets ACT residents report issues and track the progress of a request. Residents may submit feedback anonymously or create an account to track the progress of their service requests. Residents can submit feedback and service requests relating to a variety of issues ranging from overgrown grass to nuisance animals.

In relation to the community consultation process for planning and decisions regarding the remaining parcels of land in Casey, the ACT Government has committed to preparing an Estate Development Plan (EDP) for the 2.5 hectares of undeveloped land adjacent to the Casey Group Centre between Kingsland Parade and Horse Park Drive (Blocks 12 and 13 Section 132 in Casey). The EDP will explore the development of a number of community facilities for ACT Health, Sport and Recreation and Emergency Services, and mixed use development (residential and commercial).

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