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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 14 August 2018) . . Page.. 2900 ..

MADAM SPEAKER: Don’t respond to interjections, Ms Cheyne.

MS CHEYNE: I will take your advice, Madam Speaker; it is always excellent. I spent a good six hours as an observer at one of the consultations a few weeks ago, as well as welcoming the forum to Belconnen on their first day when they visited the library and then went on to visit John Knight Memorial Park. I have to say how impressed I was with all of the participants in the forum. They are incredibly engaged and thoughtful. It was great to see some of the usual suspects whose names come up a lot in consultations, as well as many people whom I had not met before, and a number of people who have engaged with me since I was elected as a member of this place. I also want to put on the record my thanks to the many TCCS officers who have been giving up their weekends to facilitate this forum and give the participants all the information they need to make their decisions.

This budget provides for tangible, everyday improvements that make direct and positive impacts on Canberrans. They will help to keep our city beautiful and welcoming, and make sure that our cool little capital remains one of the most livable cities on earth.

The ACT government is listening, and we are delivering what our growing community needs: more municipal services and green spaces to keep Canberra clean and green; more bikeways and walkways, improved playgrounds and upgraded ovals to support Canberrans’ active lifestyles; and better connected town centres and activated public spaces to strengthen our sense of community. We are listening to what Canberrans want and we are delivering growing services for our growing city.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate—Part 1.5

Debate (on motion by Mr Gentleman) adjourned to the next sitting.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Reclink Community Cup

MR PARTON (Brindabella) (5.41): I rise to update the Assembly on preparations for the second Canberra Reclink Community Cup, which is scheduled for 16 September at Jamison Oval in Macquarie. Reclink community cups are AFL matches that have been played regularly around Australia raising money for Reclink Australia. Reclink provides on-the-ground services for the disadvantaged and homeless, and they really do a good job here in Canberra. They do wonderful work, in conjunction with JACS, on Ainslie Avenue at Reid.

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