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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 June 2021) . . Page.. 1578 ..


the place you are visiting, follow regular COVID-safe practices and check in at venues to support contact tracing.

We must all continue to keep Canberra safe and strong by staying home if unwell; getting tested for COVID-19 if experiencing COVID-like symptoms; physically distancing from people you do not know; practising careful hand and respiratory hygiene; and using the Check In CBR app when out and about for contact tracing purposes. I am pleased that we are doing well in the ACT and congratulate every Canberran for contributing to these efforts.

Madam Speaker, I will just add a postscript in relation to the current situation with exposure sites identified in Jervis Bay and Goulburn and just encourage people to also keep an eye on New South Wales Health and ACT Health websites and follow the directions if you have recently been in Goulburn or Jervis Bay, and indeed if you have been travelling at all, because there is a chance that those exposure locations will be increased as the New South Wales and Victorian governments continue their work in relation to that. Obviously we are keeping a very close eye on those sites in our local region. I present the following paper:

COVID-19 Emergency Response Act—pursuant to subsection 3(3)—COVID-19 Measures—Report No 14, dated 11 May 2021.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Environment—lead remediation

Ministerial statement

MS CHEYNE (Ginninderra—Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Minister for Human Rights and Minister for Multicultural Affairs) (10.54): I am pleased to give this statement today to update the Assembly on the important work being carried out at the Former Transport Depot in Kingston. Known to many Canberrans as the site of the beloved Old Bus Depot Markets, the depot has, unfortunately, had its scheduled reopening delayed. Before I get to the current status of the works, it is worth briefly outlining to the Assembly what exactly has been going at the markets over the last 18 months or so, because I know that stallholders and patrons alike are missing their markets.

In the 2019-20 budget, the government committed $6.5 million over three years for roof replacement works, electrical system upgrades and upgrades to the accessibility of the depot. Prior to these works commencing, the site suffered significant damage from the January 2020 hailstorms. Then, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the closure of the markets from March 2020.


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