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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 December 2020) . . Page.. 28 ..

I am advised by Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) that this matter was raised when liaising with the community about the nature play space, however no commitment to provide a toilet was made as part of this process.

The ACT Government provides public toilets in high use urban open space locations, such as district parks, larger shopping centres and for user hire at sports grounds, where private facilities are not available. TCCS is currently responsible for the maintenance of the public land at 90 shopping centres across Canberra, including 69 public toilets at shops and in urban parks.

The ACT Government will consider the proposal put forward by the Farrer community through the petition in future budgets.

Thank you for raising this matter. I trust this information is of assistance.

Animals—off-leash areas—petitions 16-20 and 17-20

Roads—pedestrian crossings—petition 19-20

Roads—disability parking—petition 20-20

Transport Canberra—bus layover—petition 11-20

Transport Canberra—Fraser bus terminus—petition 18-20

Waste—west Belconnen facility closure—petition 23-20

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 10 September 2020, in response to petitions lodged by Miss C Burch, Ms Lee, Mrs Kikkert and Ms Le Couteur in August 2020 concerning municipal services.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letters of 20 and 27 August 2020 regarding the following petitions:

16-20 and 17-20 lodged by Miss C Burch MLA regarding dog parks in Kingston and Campbell.

Petitions 19-20 and 20-20 lodged by Ms Elizabeth Lee MLA requesting a pedestrian crossing on Windeyer Street and parking at the Watson Shops.

Petitions 11-20 lodged by Miss C Burch MLA regarding the Turner bus layover and 18-20 lodged by Mrs Elizabeth Kikkert MLA regarding the Fraser West Bus Terminus.

Petition 23-20 lodged by Ms Caroline Le Couteur MLA regarding the proposed closure of the West Belconnen Waste Facility.

In response to Petitions 16-20 and 17-20

The ACT Government appreciates that dog owners are a substantial section of park users and pets are recognised for their physical and mental health benefits. The demand for and usage of dog parks is being monitored to inform the future direction in the planning and provision of future facilities.

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