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strategic public transport network that is guiding route development. People will still be driving to Erindale in the near future, but I also hope that some of these bus improvements will help alleviate parking pressure, as, clearly, if some people do move to using public transport instead, there will be less pressure on some areas of parking.
So having made those few remarks, as indicated overall I am happy to support the motion, and I seek leave to move the two amendments circulated in my name together.
MR RATTENBURY: I move:
(1) Insert new subparagraph (1)(e):
“(e) that the Erindale Centre Master Plan proposes an additional 1200 car parks around the Erindale Group Centre by 2031; and”.
(2) Omit subparagraphs (2)(a) and (b), substitute:
“(a) to examine the parking situation around the Erindale Group Centre including options for using the adjacent land for additional parking; and
(b) to report back to the Assembly on the issue by 19 September 2013.”.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (3.55): The government will be supporting the amendments proposed by Mr Rattenbury today. The motion today relates to the parking challenges surrounding the Erindale group centre. These challenges are well known. This is not a new issue, and the government has already acted.
The Erindale master plan was adopted by the government in September last year. It went through a comprehensive community engagement and consultation process, which included engagement with the Capital Edge Community Church and Erindale group centre businesses. The master planning for the centre allowed the local community and stakeholders to let the government know what was important to them with respect to their centre. And it of course became apparent very early on in the master planning process that concerns with traffic congestion and parking were key areas of interest, in particular for the Capital Edge Community Church.
The Erindale master plan team, within the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, responded to this feedback by conducting a more detailed traffic study, the Erindale traffic plan, to explore the issue further and provide opportunities to start to resolve these issues. Territory and Municipal Services was also a key stakeholder in this work.
The master plan that has been produced is a result of the close collaboration with all the relevant government agencies, and there is common support across the