Page 3964 - Week 10 - Thursday, 20 September 2018

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The community was also given the opportunity to vote on the school colours and logo and after 471 votes red and black was chosen, along with the spots theme for the logo. The school will cater for over 700 students when it opens, with infrastructure to expand its size in the future.

The capacity of several schools in the region will also be increasing, with 500 more spaces for students opening up across Amaroo, Gold Creek and Neville Bonner schools. More schools with more spaces mean that kids right across the ACT and in Yerrabi are being provided with access to quality education.

Yerrabi’s growth has also indicated a need for infrastructure to be updated, expanded and improved. In an effort to keep the area flowing there have been several major infrastructure investments, particularly to our roads. Earlier this month construction of Camilleri Way was completed and the road opened to traffic. Camilleri Way eases movement around Gungahlin town centre east and will keep the town centre moving as further developments commence.

With the increase in car traffic throughout the town centre, pedestrian safety has also been prioritised. We have recently been able to see the results of the upgrade of Hibberson Street to a one-way shared zone and these works have extended beyond the road to include the broadening of pedestrian verges, improved landscaping and an emphasis on pedestrian safety. Soon to be completed, I am sure these will be welcomed by the people using the town centre.

Amid the development of the Yerrabi area I have also been focusing on delivering quality green spaces for our local area. Our Giralang park is a prime example of the kinds of quality spaces that we can deliver when we collaborate with our local communities. The group effort has allowed us to create a space that caters to the needs of the Giralang community.

I also had the pleasure of attending the opening of Joey park in the emerging suburb of Throsby. Joey park provides a home for the kangaroo and joey sculpture that was originally designed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Floriade. The space will hopefully foster a sense of community for the incoming residents of Throsby and provide a space for families to enjoy.

For the Belconnen suburbs of Yerrabi, this month also marked the start of the new green waste bin program and green bins were rolled out across Belconnen just in time for spring. Like the many Belconnen residents who recently received their green bins, I am excited to see how the program will go and I look forward to the delivery of green waste bin services to all of Yerrabi.

As Yerrabi continues to grow, it is important that we maintain quality in every element of life and I hope that we continue seeing the benefits of projects and investments like those mentioned above for a long time to come into the future.

Winnunga Nimmityjah 30th anniversary

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Corrections and Justice Health, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs

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