Page 547 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

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New clause 11F inserts a new section 131(3), which provides information regarding time frames for responding to reminder notice or paying a penalty if additional time for payment is requested but additional time to pay a penalty is refused. I commend my amendments to the Assembly.

Amendments agreed to.

Remainder of bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Mobility parking arrangements in the ACT

MS LEE (Kurrajong) (5.50): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) parking across the Territory, particularly in the city, is becoming more difficult to access;

(b) parking across the Territory is increasingly becoming more expensive;

(c) the Territory Plan’s Parking and Vehicular Access Code of 2014 has a requirement that the ACT provide three percent minimum disability parking spaces;

(d) disability parking spaces are available in a range of locations in both government and private carparks;

(e) currently different rules apply to disability car spaces across both government and private carparks, with varying time limits the most common complaint of car space users; and

(f) significant changes to the bus network have disproportionately negatively impacted people with a disability; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) liaise with disability advocacy groups to understand their needs in the supply and use of disability car spaces in the ACT;

(b) consult with private carpark operators on the issue;

(c) prepare and update public information for mobility parking permit holders, their carers and the community on the use of accessible spaces;

(d) continue to monitor closely the inappropriate use of disability car spaces and issue fines when required; and

(e) table a response to the outcomes of parts (2)(a) to (d) by the last sitting day in June 2020.

Parking anywhere in Canberra is becoming a bit of a nightmare. It is a nightmare for our older Canberrans, our younger Canberrans, our professionals and businesspeople, our parents with babies and strollers, and Canberrans with limited mobility. Not only

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