ACT Legislative Assembly

Closed e-Petition

Subject:Extension of Reid Oval fencing along Limestone Ave to increase safety
Eligibility:Residents of ACT
Sponsor:Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA
Principal Petitioner:Gary Fan
No. of Signatures:190
Posting Date:24/09/2021
Closing Date:18/03/2022
Referred to Minister:22/03/2022
Responded To:Yes

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TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:
Reid Oval is used by a diverse group of people for activities including cricket, football, soccer, jogging, outdoor training and people walking and playing with their dogs. It is centrally located and bounded by Limestone Avenue, Euree Street, Elimatta Street and Anzac Parade.

A steel tube and chain link fence runs along approximately half of the Limestone Ave side, with the remainder only steel tube without the chain link. These large openings allow easy passage of errant sporting equipment, children, animals, etc onto the nature strip and Limestone Ave. Kangaroos regularly cross Limestone Ave from Mt Ainslie to feed on the grass of the oval at dawn and dusk. The risk of harm to children, pets and kangaroos from passing motorists is quite high, there have been several ‘close calls’.

Dogs are permitted off-leash when no scheduled sporting events are occurring, provided they are under effective control. However, it is not always possible to identify when kangaroos are present on the oval and dogs have run onto Limestone Ave.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to extend the current Reid Oval steel tube and chain link fence along the entire length of Limestone Ave, and repair broken segments to reduce the risk of sporting equipment, children and animals inadvertently crossing into the path of motorists.