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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2392 ..

for a community organisation to act as the venue manager and organise bookings for the new space. I look forward to keeping the Assembly updated as this important community facility progresses. It will be available over the next five years for the community to use.

MR PETTERSSON: Minister, what other plans are there for community spaces in the Molonglo Valley?

MR STEEL: I thank Mr Pettersson for his supplementary. In addition to the two local public schools, which are available for community use, there are five community centres that have been built, are under construction or are being planned for Canberra’s newest region.

In addition to the Coombs community activity centre, our government has just proposed that a new community centre be built and handed back as part of the Coombs and Wright village on Fred Daly Avenue. This will be a government-owned facility that can be made available to the community once construction is complete.

In Denman Prospect, the Denman village community centre is well under construction and will soon be complete—I understand sometime around March next year. This centre will provide a purpose-built space for community groups to be managed by Communities@Work and will include an early childhood education and care service.

As ACT Labor promised at the election, we will also build a new library and community centre at the future Molonglo commercial centre. We will undertake a community co-design process to get an understanding of what people would like to see as part of that facility.

Lastly, Stromlo College has played an important role as a local hub for the valley’s first residents. It is currently undergoing some maintenance works so that it can accommodate even more community groups. That is the fifth community centre that I have listed.

So there are certainly going to be lots of spaces in the future for the residents of the Molonglo Valley as they seek to build a vibrant community in their new homes.

Mr Barr: Being the end of question time, I am happy to ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Light rail—traffic planning

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (3.08), by leave: I move:

That, in accordance with standing order 213A, Mr Steel (Minister for Transport and City Services) table the full Mesoscopic study by close of business today.

For those who are unaware of this standing order, 213A, it relates to a document that is referred to in the Assembly—and as it has been by Mr Steel, the mesoscopic transport study—and provides an ability for a process whereby a motion is moved.

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