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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 6 October 2021) . . Page.. 2737 ..

b) the volume of commuter traffic using minor collector roads and access streets in Campbell is increasing to an unstainable level; and

c) that past attempts to fix these problems on a street-by-street basis has simply moved the problems from one street to another. Your petitioners therefore request that members of the Assembly:

d) call on the ACT government to conduct a whole of suburb review of the parking and traffic problems in Campbell with a view to implementing a parking and traffic management plan for the whole suburb.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petitions, having more than 500 signatories, were referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

Ministerial response

The following response to a petition has been lodged:

Planning—green waste—petition 19-21

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 15 September 2021, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Cain on 22 June 2021 concerning the community green waste and landscape supplies at Parkwood Road, West Belconnen.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter dated 22 June 2021 regarding Petition Number 19-21 Closure of CSG, lodged by Mr Peter Cain MLA. The petition has requested to keep the community green waste and landscaping supplies open at Parkwood, as such, my response to the petition is detailed below.

The government acknowledges that a green waste drop-off service in the north of Canberra is an important service for its residents. Ahead of the petition being tabled, the government took action to extend the current service arrangements for current Canberra Sand and Gravel for the site at Parkwood Road.

The granted licence extension will allow time for the government to consider interim location options in the vicinity of Parkwood Road and to develop a longer-term solution while ensuring a continuity of green waste services. The ACT government is undertaking a feasibility study for a new Resource Management Centre in the north of Canberra. An initial analysis will be completed during this study to identify all sites in Canberra’s northern suburbs where a new waste receival facility could be feasibly developed.

I look forward to updating the Assembly as a more permanent solution is developed.

Thank you for raising this matter. I trust this information is of assistance.

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