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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 November 2021) . . Page.. 3814 ..


I believe that the pool can be open this summer. It should be open this summer, because it is a basic service to the people of that region. I do not believe that it is acceptable to say, “Oh well, people can use Stromlo.” Stromlo is a very different facility. It is a fantastic facility. But people with asthma do not always swim at indoor pools, where the chlorination levels are higher. People with allergies need to sometimes swim at outdoor pools, where the risks of fungal spores are lower. Swimmers have a right to have a strong preference as to the kind of swimming pool they swim at. (Time expired.)

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Reference

Motion (by Mrs Jones, by leave) agreed to:

That the petitions and out-of-order petition relating to the Phillip Pool be referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

Report 7

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (10.19): I present the following report:

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Report 7—Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 and Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2), dated 18 November 2021, including a dissenting report (Ms Clay), together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Today I rise to speak to the report by the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services on the inquiry into the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 and the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2). I am presenting this report as acting chair for this inquiry, as was agreed by the committee, because the chair of the committee, Ms Clay, presented the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2) to the Assembly on 22 June 2021. The Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was presented to the Assembly by the Minister for Transport and City Services on 5 August 2021.

The committee resolved to inquire into the two bills cognately. The committee received 46 submissions and held one public hearing, where we heard from witnesses, including the Minister for Transport and City Services, directorate officials, stakeholders and the community.


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