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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 November 2021) . . Page.. 3082 ..


Play spaces—Fadden Hills Pond—petition 27-21

By Ms Lawder, from 52 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of this Assembly that the playground at Fadden Hills Pond has its major play feature, the tower, boarded up, as has been the case for at least a decade. This central structure leaves the playground with its major feature as a dangerous, unsafe eyesore. Further, it takes up space that could be otherwise used for another piece of recreational equipment. The existing materials could be recycled and reconfigured to provide a viewing platform for the duck pond which has been recently refurbished to provide an exceptional recreational facility. The quality of the pond makes the towers all the more incongruous within that setting.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to improve Fadden Hills Pond Playground by:

a. removing the tower

b. replacing it with another useful piece of play equipment.

Melba—recreation area—petition 15-21

By Ms Clay, from 251 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the ACT Assembly:

The land (approx. 1400m²) next to the Melba High School was once used as a recreational space. It now hosts two rundown basketball courts, a worn out, abandoned and cracked netball area and other unidentified cemented space. Melba is growing and is home to many young families, but the playgrounds are small, non-inclusive, most don’t have shade, have no parking and are outdated.

We are proposing the upgrade to include:

An inclusive nature-based playground with sunshade and rain shelter

Seating, tables & drinking fountains

Toilet block upgrade / maintenance

Carpark

An upgrade to the basketball courts and convert them to multi-sport courts

Learn to ride space for young children

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:

Upgrade the Melba Recreational Space to a space that can be used by the community.

Build:

An inclusive nature-based playground with sunshade and rain shelter


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