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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 13 February 2019) . . Page.. 99 ..


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Light rail stage 2—direct alignment—petition 3-19

By Ms Le Couteur, from 351 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: the light rail stage 2 alignment from Gungahlin to Woden (via Barton) does not provide a direct, fast service for residents from the south of Canberra.

The alignment is different to the network publicised prior to the 2016 election which provided a direct alignment from the south to the City and a different alignment servicing the Parliamentary Triangle, Manuka, Kingston and Fyshwick.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

ensure public transport travel times are maintained for residents living in Canberra’s south should a light rail from Woden to the City be built.

commit to a direct alignment (using the west side of State Circle to link Adelaide Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue) and extension of the track to Mawson.

provide for express services by reserving room in the corridor for a future third track.

School bus services—petition 4-19

By Ms Lee, from 533 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 the attention of the Assembly to the lack of a bus service linking students from Fairbairn ACT to their Priority Enrolment Schools in Campbell.

Your Petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call upon the Territory Government to establish School Bus Services to link Fairbairn to Campbell Primary and High Schools.


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