Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4114 ..
MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (3.27): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the Government's response to Report No. 30 of the Standing Committee on Urban Services, entitled "Carparking at Exhibition Park in Canberra". The report was presented to the Assembly on 2 September 1999. I move:
That the Assembly takes note of the paper.
I ask for leave to have my speech incorporated in Hansard.
The speech read as follows:
Mr Speaker, I wish to present the Government's response to the report of the Urban Services Committee "Carparking at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)" to the Legislative Assembly.
The Committee resolved to inquire into parking at EPIC following representations from the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society about potential car parking problems in the vicinity of Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) with the establishment of the BRL Hardy winery tourism facility south of the junction of Flemington Road and the Federal Highway in Lyneham.
Following meetings with key stakeholders and ACT Government agency representatives, the Committee reported on, and made recommendations on, a range of issues concerning traffic management, access and parking in the EPIC precinct (incorporating the areas occupied by the ACT Racing Club close to Flemington Road and the BRL Hardy winery tourism facility).
The Committee examined a range of actions designed to improve parking and access to the EPIC site, including development of a strategy for management of traffic and parking in the EPIC precinct (incorporating the ACT Racing Club and the future BRL Hardy winery tourism facility). Among other things, the Committee's recommendations included:
support for the greater use of public transport for access to
major events within the EPIC precinct