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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3761 ..


The other key priority for CIT, supported by investment in this year’s budget, is their preparation for the transition to a brand-new Woden campus in 2025. Mr Milligan said we did not put a date on it. CIT are seizing this opportunity to modernise and create lasting, positive changes across the organisation for both staff and students.

Following the release of the CIT strategic compass earlier this year, the institute’s direction over the next five years is clear. Transformation is underway through the development of their cloud campus model, ensuring learning is flexible and accessible for students. CIT are also continuing to invest in facilities across their other campuses.

This year’s budget includes almost $3 million for upgrades to infrastructure at the Bruce and Fyshwick sites. This includes improvements to the heating, cooling and ventilation systems to make learning more comfortable for students, and renewing learning spaces like the refrigeration workshop for apprentices undertaking training at the Fyshwick campus.

The investment in this year’s budget and the work being undertaken by CIT will ensure that the institute remains agile and responsive to the needs of students and industry, and continues to be the vocational education and training provider of choice for Canberrans.

I want to congratulate CIT in particular on the award that they received at the Australian Training Awards just last week, in partnership with some of our fantastic innovative renewable energy companies. They are doing some incredible work in the renewable energy space that has now been recognised nation-wide, and we are looking forward to that continuing with the support of the ACT government.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

City Renewal Authority—Part 1.14.

Debate (on motion by Ms Stephen-Smith) adjourned to the next sitting.

Adjournment

Motion (by Ms Stephen-Smith) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

CFMEU ACT—women’s representation

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (5.33): I rise this evening to speak to some comments made by Ms Lawder yesterday during the debate on the Community Services Directorate budget. Ms Lawder, in her comments, said that she finds it galling that the biggest representative body of construction workers in the ACT, the CFMEU, were given a grant to process gender equality in construction when they do not have any women on the board.


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