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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 26 November 2019) . . Page.. 4507 ..


Tuesday, 26 November 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:

Active travel policy—petition 23-19

By Ms Le Couteur, from 426 residents:

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

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly that:

on 16 May 2019, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed a motion acknowledging the climate emergency, which “requires urgent actions across all levels of Government”;

the ACT has legislated target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, and that meeting this target will require a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transport;

Canberra wants to be Australia’s most walkable city, the cycling capital and an age-friendly city.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to request the Government of the Territory to:

set legislated transport targets that align with the ACT’s zero emissions targets;

create an Active Travel Commissioner role to oversee the implementation of the ACT’s active travel policies, including targets;

in the 2019-20 Financial Year, redirect funding from major roads programs to a major infrastructure program for walking, cycling and public transport;

ensure all new buses purchased by Transport Canberra (including the 84 budgeted for purchase in 2019-20) are zero-emissions electric buses.

Active travel policy—petition 30-19

By Ms Le Couteur, from 12 residents:

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

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly that:

on 16 May 2019, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed a motion acknowledging the climate emergency, which “requires urgent actions across all levels of Government”;


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