Page 4447 - Week 12 - Tuesday, 30 October 2018

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stage 1 the court has retained the use of the same number of courtrooms, both jury and non-jury, as were available prior to commencement of the project, and the essential work of the courts has not been impeded by the works. In the coming months the precinct will continue to transform, with installation of the feature artworks being completed, the facade being finished and landscaping continuing.

Like stage 1, stage 2 works will be managed so that there is minimal disruption to the courts’ functions, and it is expected that stage 2 will be completed in the third quarter of 2019. Stage 2 will include refurbishment of the two remaining courtrooms in the heritage court building as well as construction of mediation suites, hearing rooms and spaces for justice support groups.

Again I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their commitment in the delivery of this major milestone for the project, and I look forward to the completion of stage 2, while stage 1 will significantly improve access to justice for all Canberrans.

I present the following paper:

Courts Construction Project—Update to the Legislative Assembly on the progress, October 2018—Ministerial statement, 30 October 2018.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Zero emission vehicle and climate action summits

Ministerial statement

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Corrections and Justice Health, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety and Minister for Mental Health) (11.26): I am pleased to provide a report back on my recent overseas trip where I represented the ACT at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in the United Kingdom and the Global Climate Action Summit in the United States. Between 5 September and 17 September, I took part in both these summits and participated in a number of meetings and site visits which were relevant to both my climate change and sustainability and mental health portfolios.

The trip was an important opportunity to promote the ACT’s leadership role in action on climate change, to learn what other jurisdictions around the world are doing to reduce their emissions and to develop relationships which will help us to meet our own climate change goal. This work will help inform the development and implementation of our new climate change strategy, which lays the groundwork for getting the ACT to zero net emissions by 2045.

There were a number of highlights from my trip, including signing the ACT on to a multilateral agreement called the Birmingham declaration to encourage the uptake of

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