Page 879 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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they are getting substandard city services like mowing, park maintenance and street sweeping because at this stage their suburbs are still being managed by the LDA, not by transport and city services. They cannot even report their problems using fix my street. When or how will Molonglo residents get the same level of city services as other ratepayers?

MADAM SPEAKER: Is it for the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development or the Minister for Transport and City Services?

MS FITZHARRIS: I will take it. It is certainly my understanding that any resident in Canberra can log a job on fix my street and have it attended to by Transport Canberra and City Services. I will certainly follow up, but it is not my understanding that that is the case.

MS LE COUTEUR: When is the management of these areas going to be moved from LDA to transport and city services? It is certainly the impression of some of the residents that that is the reason for the problem.

MS FITZHARRIS: In terms of city services, it is certainly my belief and understanding that city services provide maintenance as they do to any other part of Canberra. It may well be the case that the estate remains under the management of the LDA but, again, I will take that on notice and provide an answer.

MR WALL: Minister, why is it that so many Canberrans continue to feel that they are receiving substandard city services under a Labor government?

MS FITZHARRIS: I do not believe that they do. I certainly receive a range of correspondence from a range of people throughout the community—

Mr Wall: Venture outside this building!

MS FITZHARRIS: I venture outside this building every day, Madam Speaker, as you know. I venture across many parts of Canberra. What I can tell you and what we have also already discussed in the chamber—

Opposition members interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Minister, can you sit down. Stop the clock. Mr Wall, you had the call and you asked a question. I would hope that you would listen to the answer. Minister, can you continue.

MS FITZHARRIS: I am getting used again to lots of cheap shots from the other side of the chamber. We certainly have—

Opposition members interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Minister, continue, please.

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