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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3418 ..


Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (6.31): In the interests of time, I seek leave to table my committee statement instead of reading it and to have it reproduced in Hansard.

MADAM SPEAKER: You can table it.

MS CLAY: I present the following paper:

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Petitions—Yerrabi Pond, Lawrence Wackett Crescent and Tharwa Drive in Theodore, and the closure of community greenwaste and landscaping supplies at Parkwood Pond—Statement, pursuant to standing order 246A.

The document read as follows—

Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services relating to referred petitions.

Petition 5-21 concerning Yerrabi Pond was received by the Assembly on 20 April 2021 and referred to the committee under standing order 99A. As signatories to petition 5-21, 601 residents of the ACT requested the Assembly to support the establishment of “The Friends of Yerrabi Pond”, provide more facilities, improve signage on shared pathways and upgrade areas overgrown by weeds and bushes.

The committee notes that, in his response to the petition, the Minister for Transport and City Services said:

Noting the request for support to establish a Friends of Yerrabi Pond group, TCCS staff have met with petitioners and other community members, to discuss the process for establishing a Friends of Yerrabi Pond group and the roles and responsibilities of volunteers.

The committee also notes that funding was provided to enable implementation of on-ground improvements at Yerrabi Pond. Given the minister’s commitments and the budget allocation, the committee will not be inquiring further into the matters raised in petition 5 21.

Two petitions concerning Lawrence Wackett Crescent and Tharwa Drive in Theodore were received by the Assembly on 22 June 2021 and referred to the committee under standing order 99. As signatories to petition 17-21 and 20-21, 309 residents of the ACT requested the Assembly implement improvements to significantly increase safety at the western intersection of Lawrence Wackett Crescent and Tharwa Drive.

The committee notes that, in his response to the petitions, the Minister for Transport and City Services said:


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