Page 1412 - Week 05 - Wednesday, 10 April 2013

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MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (11.27): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that it is vital to the future of our city that we ensure there is an integrated, imaginative and clear blueprint for our city, our suburbs and our town centres;

(b) that we must engage and consult with our community on what it identifies as its priorities, what role the community wants our city centre to have and how it can become a more dynamic, vibrant and sustainable place;

(c) that it is essential to creating the city of the future that we integrate public transport, walking and cycling, the needs of our residents and our community facilities in a way which creates and sustains an environmentally responsible city; and

(d) that we continue to set clear priorities for investing in our infrastructure to ensure we have quality schools, health facilities, public housing, sporting and convention facilities and transport infrastructure; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) incorporate community feedback into the city plan to determine a comprehensive approach for the city’s future as an economically vibrant and attractive centre;

(b) ensure that information about the major elements of the proposed City to the Lake project, including changes to Parkes Way, West Basin and the interface with Lake Burley Griffin, is provided to the community;

(c) continue to ensure that the transport needs of our community, including Capital Metro, are integrated into the city plan;

(d) continue to consult closely with the community on master plans for our town and group centres, and ensure our local shopping centres upgrade programs maintain the attractiveness, community well-being and viability of these centres; and

(e) continue to ensure that there is an effective and efficient roll out of investment in essential infrastructure such as schools, community health facilities, hospitals, sporting facilities and public housing.

I am pleased to bring this motion before the Assembly today. The future planning for our city is something that this government believes is a critical factor for the future of Canberra. The centenary year is a good time to reflect on where we have come from and where we want to go. As you know, on 26 March this government announced the

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