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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 23 June 2021) . . Page.. 1918 ..


Assembly form part of the terms of reference. Accordingly, the terms of reference for the committee’s inquiry are:

To inquire into and report on:

a) the promotion of equality and diversity in the people recognised through public commemoration (places, monuments, streets, and suburbs) in the ACT;

b) the prominence of women and non-binary people in place naming conventions across the ACT;

c) opportunities to increase the representation of women and non-binary people, especially of diverse backgrounds and First Nations leaders, through public commemoration (places, monuments, streets, and suburbs) in the ACT;

d) suggestions of women and non-binary people who could be commemorated in the ACT;

e) suggestions of suitable nominations for public commemoration and location sites; and

f) any other related matters.

The committee will be calling for submissions to its inquiry shortly and is intending to commence holding public hearings in the third quarter of the 2021-22 financial year. The committee is expecting to report to the Assembly as soon as practicable.

Planning—ACT Infrastructure Plan

Debate resumed from 2 June 2021, on motion by Mr Barr:

That the Assembly take note of the paper of 2 June 2021.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (10.48): I am pleased to speak on the Chief Minister’s statement in relation to infrastructure investments by the ACT government, of which there are, of course, many.

My focus today will be on health infrastructure. The ACT government is investing significantly in health infrastructure, in response to our changing and growing city. The ACT government knows that the future health and wellbeing of the Canberra community means that we need to invest in health infrastructure where Canberrans need it most.

Health infrastructure is, of course, about more than bricks and mortar. It is about building and sustaining a world-class health system that is supported by the best facilities. Health infrastructure is ultimately about people. The investments we are making support jobs in the Canberra region through planning, development, construction and service to the community by our fantastic healthcare workers.


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