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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2026 ..


properties that may be identified, there are still a small number of home owners that are managing their properties under the current scheme, and we will continue to work with those who may find themselves in a similar position after this time. We remain committed to ensuring that we eradicate the risk faced by this issue, which is the consequence of activity that occurred decades ago.

In summary, the Loose-fill Asbestos Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 makes a number of minor but necessary changes to ensure that the government’s commitment to eradicate loose-fill asbestos insulation from the ACT residential community remains. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 11.55 am to 2 pm.

Ministerial arrangements

MR BARR: Madam Speaker, as you may have noticed, Minister Gentleman is absent from question time today. I will endeavour to answer members’ questions in the minister’s portfolio. Whether I get quite the same level of amusement from the opposition for my answers, time will tell!

Questions without notice

Parking—Campbell shops

MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. Minister, the single biggest issue raised by Campbell residents this year has been the lack of parking at the Campbell shops. This is a chronic issue at many local shops across Canberra. Given the plans for upgrades to the Campbell shops, how many additional car parks are going to be in the final plans?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question and certainly recognise the importance of parking and making sure it is well managed in our suburbs, particularly suburbs like Campbell, where there has been a substantial amount of recent development. We have been consulting with residents on various streets about what measures might be put in place to help manage those issues appropriately in their streets. Various solutions have been put up, including the introduction of “No stopping” signs in some locations. It is something we are going to need to continue to work with them on.

In relation to the upgrades to a range of different shopping centres, including the shopping centre at Campbell, we are consulting with the community, and have been


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