Page 1987 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

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important to Canberrans. We will also be looking at improving the way we specifically talk with our customers and with the community about more innovative ways that we can deliver public services and city services right across the territory.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, is customer feedback a reliable basis for indicating where to cut service levels?

MS FITZHARRIS: At no point did I say that we would be cutting any services. So, yes, it is a very important part of the feedback that we receive, and I know that we work closely not only with individual community members but with a very wide and extensive range of community groups, including specific advocacy groups for various and particular industries and areas, as well as, of course, community councils and residents groups, who have very extensive dealings with TCCS staff members on a daily basis.

The range of activities on which TCCS staff are involved with local community members on an individual and collective basis is extensive. Of course, the community provides incredibly valuable information to the directorate and to me, as do members in this place from their discussions with the community. As members know, I get frequent correspondence from many members in this place about suggested improvements to our service levels and better ways of doing things. I think TCCS are incredibly responsive, and they will continue to be responsive to the community.

MR MILLIGAN: Minister, are any services exempt from the proposed cuts to service levels?

MS FITZHARRIS: There are no proposed cuts to service levels.

Budget—election promises

MS CHEYNE: My question is to the Chief Minister and Treasurer: how will the 2017 budget handed down yesterday help deliver a better Canberra?

MR BARR: I thank Ms Cheyne for her question.

Opposition members interjecting

MR BARR: I thank the opposition for their interest in the budget, and I reiterate that the government went to the last election—that we won comprehensively—with a positive plan for right across our city and Canberra suburbs. Our budget gets on with the job of delivering exactly what we said we would do when we won the popular vote in last year’s election. We are making Canberra’s schools better by delivering classroom upgrades right across the city, including in the growth areas of Gungahlin. We are modernising Belconnen High School. We have work underway on schools in Molonglo Valley and in east Gungahlin.

There is a significant program of investment in health as part of the 10-year health plan including: the delivery and planning of new walk-in centres in Gungahlin,

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