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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2378 ..


elements of the campus can fit together, including through the Canberra Hospital expansion, to improve experiences for everyone.

For phase 2 of the Canberra Hospital masterplan is consultation is currently occurring after opening on 23 July 2021. Major themes heard in the first phase of consultation included access, accessibility and connectivity. Incorporating this feedback, we have developed a precinct-based approach to the campus, with two draft options on how the campus could potentially develop over the next 20 years, to get people’s feedback on those specifics.

We encourage all Canberrans to visit the Canberra Hospital masterplan YourSay page or attend one of the pop-ups at their local shops. The team has also been out and about at all community council meetings. I was pleased to attend Woden Valley Community Council last night, see their presentation and hear the questions from the community. We want to hear what the community has to say about how we can improve the masterplan options as we work towards finalising it.

Through the masterplan, we have identified opportunities for improved access for vehicles and pedestrians, integration of active travel and public transport; upgraded wayfinding; and increased and improved open spaces, including green spaces across the Canberra Hospital campus.

Parking is a very important issue for the community. The masterplan options demonstrate increased parking supply can be provided more evenly across the campus. This includes providing parking under the new buildings as redevelopment occurs and allowing the community to directly access areas of the buildings in an efficient and safe manner.

The masterplan is about identifying potential redevelopment and ensuring that progress on the campus has the guidance and flexibility it needs to support the best model of care and service delivery. (Time expired.)

Government—Chief Minister

MR PARTON: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, yesterday in question time when the opposition asked you about correcting your false statements about thousands of warning notices being issued following speed limit changes in Civic, you said that doing so is not “the top issue”. You also confirmed that no-one from your office or directorate informed you that your statements were false. Chief Minister, since these revelations, have you instructed your office or directorate to audit your appearances on Chief Minister’s Talkback for any other false or misleading statements?

MR BARR: Obviously, Chief Minister’s Talkback will throw up the widest variety of issues. I think on last week’s episode there was everything from our relations with China to speed limits on Northbourne Avenue; the usual municipal service issues to vaccination programs. It was a very wide-ranging forum, as it normally is. We make every endeavour to answer every possible question that we can on the spot. There are times when I just do not have the information in front of me or in my head, so I will


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