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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 31 October 2017) . . Page.. 4706 ..

This is done by volunteers who are either passionate about the cause of the project or seeking to give back some of their time to make their local community a better place. Again, despite the dripping negativity that I hear from across the chamber, I do not malign these passionate members of our community either. In my conversations with people throughout the electorate and across the city I have seen these positive attributes in those people who live in Canberra. People who live here are incredibly proud of where they live and how far we have come. They want to be active participants in helping to maintain the city and keep it looking and functioning its best. One only has to go to the meeting of one’s local community council or to look at the responses to major developments to see the passion that Canberrans have for ensuring that we continue to maintain the high quality of living and amenity that this city offers to its residents. A core part of this is the government’s provision of city services.

It is for this reason that we develop resources such as fix my street. It allows and encourages members of the community to actively participate in keeping the city at its best. It is why we devote the resources to improving the service so that those who are interested can keep up to date on what we are working on in their suburb. The features that we have added in the most recent version are those that the people of Canberra have been asking for, including having a hub of information for their suburb conveniently located in one place. It then provides links out to information on the services available, as well as a map of the issues that we are tracking across their suburb.

I encourage all Canberrans to get out there and use this newly refreshed resource to help the government deliver services in the most efficient way possible. Having passionate Canberrans out there every day letting us know what they see will help us to devote our resources to maintaining the city. I can assure the Assembly that we will always have our rangers, our inspectors, our arborists and our other government workers looking at and logging what needs to be done, but the community also has a part to play. This new site will give them an unprecedented view of what we already know about their surrounds but will also continue to provide information to government in a quick and efficient way.

We provide this service to allow people to participate in the running of their government. As such, we are also keen to meet the needs of the people who use it. It is why we have also added a feature to allow people to provide their feedback on the new site. We want to build and provide a service that people want to use and one that does what they need. I encourage all people to get out there and try the new site. It has been optimised to work well on computer and on smartphone so that people can use it both at home and when out and about. So when Canberrans are out and about, if they see something that we can fix, I encourage them not to miss a beat and to log on to fix my street. I would then like the people of Canberra to give us their feedback so that we can continue to refine and improve the site.

I have tasked Access Canberra with collating the feedback that they receive and reporting back to me on what features the community have asked for. We can then put this back to the people to let us know what features they would like developed next. While some of these might be quicker to implement and deliver than others, rest

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