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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 707 ..


The ACT government has committed to reviewing and amending work health and safety laws to keep Canberra’s workers safe on worksites. I look forward to the upcoming meeting of industrial relations ministers, where the Boland review recommendations concerning the model work health and safety laws will be finally discussed.

Parking—Greenway

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. I refer to the parking debacle at Cynthea Teague Crescent in Greenway, adjacent to the Geocon development. Residents from apartments in this area have been continuously stymied as they have approached numerous ACT government directorates to find a solution to the parking and traffic issues. In the meantime, residents cannot have packages delivered, have visitors at their home or enjoy their own neighbourhood. Minister, can you advise when these ongoing parking and traffic problems at Cynthea Teague Crescent will be resolved?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question. I am happy to take some detail on notice in relation to that matter and have a look at the parking issues. It has evolved as the construction work has been occurring. I will seek an update as to where it is up to at this point in time. I know that there were issues in relation to construction vehicles parking in the neighbourhood. I will get a sense of where that is up to and come back.

MS LAWDER: Minister, why is it that parking and traffic at construction sites more generally are not properly planned for and managed from the outset?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question. There are traffic management plans put in place with construction sites that look to manage those issues.

MR DAVIS: Minister, on the question of parking issues in Tuggeranong, there is only one disabled car space on the main street, Anketell Street. Are there any plans to install additional spaces?

MR STEEL: I thank Mr Davis for his question. I am happy to consider that matter and come back to him directly, not through the Assembly.

Gungahlin—swimming pool

MS CASTLEY: My question is to the Minister for Sport and Recreation. On 10 March you spoke to the Gungahlin Community Council about the pool debacle and promised fortnightly updates. The contract with the company Kynetic had been signed that day, but during your presentation you were unable to tell the meeting how much the job would cost or whether Kynetic is a Canberra company. FOI documents have since revealed that WorkSafe inspectors attended the pool, following complaints of silica dust. Minister, given that it has been three weeks since your promised fortnightly updates, when will you provide your first one?


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