Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann MP, today welcomed the recommendations from the inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories into the provision of amenity in the Parliamentary Triangle.
“The inquiry has found that there is a need from both workers and visitors for more amenities in the Parliamentary Triangle and surrounding areas. This is what many Canberrans, including myself, have been saying for a long time.”
The Committee today tabled it’s report from the inquiry in the Senate. The report makes three recommendations:
- That the National Capital Authority develop a strategy for the provision of amenity within the Parliamentary Triangle and surrounding areas.
- That the NCA report twice a year on the development of these amenities.
- That the NCA and the ACT Government negotiate to make permanent the Centenary Year shuttle bus, and to develop a ‘park and ride’ facility to improve access into the Parliamentary Zone.
“I was particularly pleased that the inquiry recognised the need for more retail services, parking, and childcare facilities, as well as the need for better access to public transport,” said Ms Brodtmann.
“This report gives the NCA a clear way forward for facilitating the development of amenity in this part of Canberra.
“I’d like to thank all the Canberrans, individuals and organisations, who participated in the inquiry by making a submission or attending a public hearing.”