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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2053 ..


That is why, in addition to continuing to support the children and young people in the centre, I commit to working on diversion initiatives such as family functional therapy and raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

I table the following paper:

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—Bimberi Headline Indicators Report—June 2021—Tabling statement, dated June 2021.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Lake Tuggeranong—amenities

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (3.21): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the importance of Lake Tuggeranong as the primary recreation area for Tuggeranong community since opening in 1987;

(b) that residents would like to see improved amenities at the lake with particular consideration to:

(i) number of toilets and their amenity;

(ii) improved signage;

(iii) landscaping and replanting of bushes and grass;

(iv) number of tables, bins and barbeques to cater to local demand;

(v) recreational facilities for young people; and

(vi) path improvements for pedestrians and cyclists; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) consult with the Tuggeranong community to inform improvements and future upgrades;

(b) consider further upgrades to Lake Tuggeranong in future ACT budgets; and

(c) support Tuggeranong Lake Carers to engage in this process.

I rise today to speak on something that I am sure is dear to the heart of every member for Brindabella—the amenities around Lake Tuggeranong. I often refer to the lake as the jewel in the crown of Tuggeranong. There are so many residents who love to use the lake and the area around it, whether for kayaking and other water activities; fishing, a very popular pastime in the area; riding bikes; walking; running; walking dogs; or taking kids to the learn-to-ride park. It is a really popular area, and I would love to see it further improved.

Before I get to some of the specifics, I want to make it quite clear that my motion today is not about water quality. It may touch on littering, but it is not about water


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