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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 February 2021) . . Page.. 316 ..


That is the focus of the ACT government, and that is what we are doing when we are building our school halls as well—making sure that they are accessible to a whole range of different sports. That includes the school gym at Denman Prospect, which will be a facility where sports like roller derby can be enjoyed. I know Emma Davidson is a keen roller derbier, if that is the term that you use, and she will be skating around that gymnasium once it is completed in May.

MR DAVIS: Minister, to ensure economy of scale and best return for ratepayers, can you list a number of other sports that you would consider including in a purpose-built multi-sports facility in Brindabella?

MS BERRY: That might be a question for me to ask Mr Davis, for his views on what a multi-sport facility might entail and which sports might be included in that. Of course, our gymnasiums at schools are available for many, many different sports—basketball, netball, table tennis, roller derby. There are a whole range of different sports that use our gymnasiums in schools as multi-sport facilities. I am sure people would have ideas about what sports facilities would be appropriate in any multi-sport facility.

MR BRADDOCK: Minister, does the ACT government have a plan to develop a strategic plan for the funding and development of community sport in Tuggeranong?

MS BERRY: The ACT government has committed to supporting Canberrans to participate in sporting activities all across our community. In Tuggeranong in recent years the government has undergone a number of different works across a range of different sports, including upgrades to Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club; upgrades to the pavilion at Gowrie district playing fields; upgrades to floodlighting and irrigation at Calwell district playing fields; upgrade of the pavilion and floodlighting at Kambah district playing fields; and family-friendly upgrades to the pavilion at Wanniassa district playing fields as well as Gordon district playing fields.

Inclusive of that, the upgrade of the pavilion at Kambah DPF is currently in the design stage and is scheduled for completion in mid-2021. That work will likely include the upgrade of facilities to meet the ACT government’s objectives for female-friendly facilities guidelines; the upgrade of facilities to ensure the sustainable use of resources such as water-wise devices and LED lights; pavilion refurbishments; the upgrade to accessible facilities; the upgrade of ageing services; the installation of bike racks; external bin enclosures for waste project management; as well as the installation of water refill stations.

Mr Hanson: A question, if I may, Madam Speaker, I notice that the Greens backbencher questions have been notified to the ministers. They have already got their notes ready to go, it would appear. Is there a standing order you might be able to advise me of, or take it on notice: if the Greens backbenchers have already emailed the questions to ministers, do they still constitute questions without notice or would they be questions on notice, if what the Greens are doing is giving a heads-up to the Labor ministers of what the questions are in anticipation of question time?


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