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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 16 November 2010) . . Page.. 5385 ..

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Seselja, from 148 residents.

Gowrie Oval car park—petition No 113

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that many residents and parents are concerned about the traffic arrangements and pedestrian safety around the Holy Family Parish Primary School in Gowrie, particularly relating to the car park at Gowrie Oval which is used by many parents as a pick up point for their children after school each day.

Your petitioners therefore request the ACT Government to immediately introduce measures to improve the safety for children within the Gowrie Oval Car Park, including traffic calming devices such as speed bumps, pedestrian crossings and improved signage.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Ministerial responses

The Clerk: The following responses to petitions have been lodged by a minister:

ACTION bus service—schools—petition No 110

Mr Stanhope (Minister for Transport), dated 1 November 2010, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Seselja on 25 August 2010 concerning the school bus service between Marist College, Canberra and the suburbs of Yarralumla and Deakin.

The ACT Government notes the petition submitted by the petitioners, tabled by Mr Zed Seselja MLA on 25 August 2010, and makes the following comments:

For all requested school serviced ACTIOON has a documented process which was developed through consultation with the Government’s Schools Transport Liaison Committee. The Committee has representatives from Government and Non-Government schools, the community and key agencies.

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