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There are 38 parking spots and two disabled car parking spots. According to Mr Rattenbury, that is sufficient. Is that sufficient for potentially 3,000 spectators? With the nearby ground parking, which I have mentioned already, Mr Rattenbury needs to address the fact that some of those car parking areas are in use at the very time that he expects them to be used by the users of the athletics track and those involved with football that Woden park is now home to.

We will accept the amendment, based on the caveats that I have mentioned.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Budget—urban renewal

MS FITZHARRIS (Molonglo) (5.19): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the pride the ACT community feels in our town centres, suburbs and urban villages;

(b) that the 2015 ACT Budget invests heavily in renewing our suburbs and town centres; and

(c) that the 2015 ACT Budget provides for more mowing, more cleaning and more of the municipal services that the Canberra community expect; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) continue renewal in our suburbs, local shops and town centres; and

(b) ensure Canberra continues to look and feel like the world’s most liveable city.

I rise today to speak about the continuing investment of the ACT government in this budget in our suburbs, town centres and local shopping centres. Canberrans are proud of our city and our suburbs. Our town centres are not structures implanted by the government in their completed form; they are the product of what Canberrans want, continually evolving as our city grows and matures. There are older, more established suburbs that are so rich in Canberra’s history, and there are our newer suburbs, like Bonner, Casey, Dunlop, Wright and Coombs, that are attracting young families keen to find their own patch to call home in Canberra.

I am proud this budget continues to invest heavily in renewing our suburbs, no matter where they are. Our town centres, suburbs and urban villages are places that people enjoy spending time in with their families and friends. The ACT government listens to

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