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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 26 November 2019) . . Page.. 4508 ..

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.

Car parking—Chifley Place—petition 28-19

By Ms Cody, from 111 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 the Chifley Place precinct is an increasingly popular area for both community recreation and small business activity throughout the week and on weekends. This is driven by quality community infrastructure, urban densification in the surrounding area and small business investment.

The available parking at Chifley Place, Chifley does not cater for the demand in the area and is impacting on access and safety in this popular community and business precinct.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the Government to look at ways to improve access and safety across the precinct and at a minimum consider the following improvements:

Establish an overflow carpark with 60 additional spaces on the underutilised land below Chifley Place.

Place a raised pedestrian crossing between the shopfronts and the park/public amenities.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.

Ministerial responses

The following responses to petitions have been lodged:

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