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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 July 2019) . . Page.. 2368 ..

the playful endeavour hosting of a loose parts playground, which is exactly the kind of adventurous play that the petitioners are looking for.

I am looking forward, as Minister for Urban Renewal with some responsibilities for activity in Dickson and Watson, to working with Minister Steel to consider this petition and to work again with the inner north community to look at how we can improve play spaces in the inner north. I thank Minister Rattenbury for bringing this petition to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Estimates 2019-2020—Select Committee


MISS C BURCH (Kurrajong) (10.48): Pursuant to order, I present the following report:

Estimates 2019-2020—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2019-2020 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2019-2020, dated 24 July 2019, together with a copy of the relevant minutes of proceedings and a schedule of unanswered questions taken on notice and unanswered questions on notice, as at 29 July 2019, dated 30 July 2019.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I would like to begin by thanking the committee secretary, Annemieke Jongsma, and all of the secretarial staff in the committee office for their hard work across the 11 days of public hearings, as well as writing the report presented to the Assembly today. I also extend my thanks to the other members of the committee: Ms Cody, Mrs Jones, Ms Le Couteur and Mr Pettersson. As is always the case with estimates falling at this time of year, it seem to come with its challenges of illness et cetera. I thank committee members for their flexibility and dedication, given the tight turnaround.

I would also like to extend a big thankyou to the dozens upon dozens of ACT government officials who appeared for the public hearings—those of you who answered our questions and the many more who sat in the gallery for hours just in case you were required—as well as the hundreds of others watching from their offices who made every endeavour to get answers or corrections back to us before hearings adjourned. Your diligence, meticulousness and professionalism certainly made our jobs easier, and the passion that so many of you demonstrate for your subject areas is something to be commended.

The committee managed to agree on many recommendations, with a total of 207 recommendations made and only a couple of disagreements or dissenting comments, as noted appropriately in the footnotes. Throughout the public hearings, 548 questions were placed on notice. At the date of agreeing to the report, 12 answers

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