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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Wednesday, 24 November 2021) . . Page.. 3570 ..


climate emissions by about a third for the waste sector. A FOGO service will also support Canberrans to take everyday action on climate change. Right now, 5,000 households across Belconnen are participating in their first week of the FOGO collection trial, which will inform a city-wide rollout of these services in the next few years. I would like to thank those four Belconnen suburbs that are really leading the way.

This budget is all about delivering on our election commitments as we support Canberra to build back stronger after COVID-19. As is clear from the range and diversity of projects I have outlined, we are delivering a substantial infrastructure pipeline right now and in the years ahead. By delivering these projects, we will be creating thousands of local jobs whilst providing new suburbs and better infrastructure across our city—better city services and better transport services. That is the power of government investment—delivering jobs today and an even better Canberra tomorrow.

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (10.45): I rise to speak about some of the wonderful improvements to Yerrabi in relation to the city services directorate section of the budget. The first thing that I am excited to see is the inclusion of a dog park in Franklin. This is a wonderful addition to the facilities already available, and complements the accessible walking connections throughout the suburb.

One thing I have noticed while living in Franklin is the number of residents who walk their dog daily. I am confident that this park will be well received and used by the community. It provides dog owners with a place to let their dog run free and meet others in the area. I know that Harrison K9 Capers and the Little Paws club are particularly excited, and I am sure our four-legged friends will not mind it, either!

It is great to see the ACT government taking the initiative to provide more dog parks. More dog parks mean residents will not have to travel as far. The inclusion of a dog park in Franklin means many Franklin and Harrison residents can now access a dog park on foot, without the need to drive.

Next up we have the Casey community recreation park. I am sure Casey residents are very much looking forward to the Casey park coming to fruition. In a suburb that is brimming with life and many young families, a park that provides a space with families in mind is terrific. The Casey park will be the hub of the suburb’s outdoor and family activities. Young families will be able to take their little ones to the park to play, people will be able to meet there with friends, and anyone wanting to exercise and enjoy the sun will be able to do so there. The Casey park will further provide the suburb with a sense of community and improve the suburb as a whole. The park will provide something for everyone and, with the dog park close by, will ensure that no-one in the household misses out.

Lastly, it is important to acknowledge our government’s commitment to improving local roads and community infrastructure for Yerrabi residents. The addition of light rail has been very beneficial for our area, especially for those who travel in to the city. Building the recent park and ride along Well Station Drive and Flemington Road allows Yerrabi residents who do not live within walking distance of the light rail to


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