Thursday, 29 November 2012
That, in accordance with section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974, the House approve the following proposals for works in the Parliamentary Zone which were presented to the House on 26 November 2012, namely:
(a) removal of the Bowen Drive at-grade pedestrian and cycle crossing (adjacent to the National Gallery of Australia) and replacing it with a new pedestrian and cycle underpass and associated path network;
(b) removal and replacement of dead and declining trees;
(c) installation of eight new bus shelters;
(d) permanent installation of two sculptures at the National Gallery of Australia; and
(e) installation of three outdoor exhibits adjacent to the Questacon Building.
The National Capital Authority has made or received works approval applications for improvements to the Parliamentary Zone. These works will improve the amenity and safety of the area immediately surrounding this place. The works are consistent with the relevant policies and strategies and heritage management plans for the area and will have minimal impact on environmental and heritage values. I commend this motion to the House.
Question agreed to.