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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 June 2021) . . Page.. 1902 ..

Umbagong District Park

MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (4.56): This afternoon I would like to talk briefly about a beautiful part of Belconnen I visited on Saturday, Umbagong District Park. I met with some constituents from Ginninderra and members of the Umbagong Landcare Group at the park so they could show me the lovely walking spots and recreational areas that it contains.

The park is a large bushland park of over 50 hectares, with walking trails, playgrounds and bridges. Ginninderra Creek meanders through it, and it is bordered by the suburbs of Latham, Holt, Higgins, MacGregor, Charnwood and Flynn. Unfortunately, the three bridges over Ginninderra Creek are closed to public access at the moment, with no timeline nor clarity on when they will be repaired and reopened. This morning I wrote to the minister for city services requesting an update on the progress of repairs to these bridges.

In closing, I would like to see more effort from the government to let the community know what is happening to essential family and community infrastructure. From the conversations I have had, many of the residents in my electorate are very appreciative of their green spaces and very keen for them to be maintained and even enhanced.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 4.58 pm.

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