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Wednesday, 1 November 2023

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal Country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Parkrun—Point Hut Pond—petition 20-23

By Mr Parton, from 101 residents:

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

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

Earlier in 2023 Point Hut Pond Parkrun was established.

Hundreds of people participate in this free weekly run event many of whom weren’t previous Parkrun participants.

Events like Point Hut Parkrun should sit at the centre of Canberra’s active lifestyle mantra.

The Point Hut Pond Parkrun is mainly paved but there is a particularly problematic section in front of the main carpark that is unpaved.

The section in question is quite dangerous when it rains or there is excess debris.

The section is used by City Services vehicles for maintenance around the pond causing uneven surfaces creating hazards for runner.

A tripping incident has already occurred on this section of path which resulted in an injury.

That paving of this section of the course would make the Parkrun safer and able to cater for even larger numbers.

That this section of the course makes up both the start and end of Parkrun.

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