ACT Legislative Assembly

Paper petition

Subject:Invest in a multi-purpose sports stadium in Woden
Eligibility:ACT residents
Sponsoring Member:Ms Emma Davidson
Num of Signatures:694
Referred to Minister01/12/2021
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 that the ACT’s increasing population has a severe shortage of indoor sports facilities (exacerbated by the closure of Woden’s basketball stadium) leading to teams turning players away.

Recreation facilities provide many benefits to communities by bringing people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds together to socialise and keep fit. In addition to the physical and mental health outcomes, they can inspire and motivate people while fostering community pride.

A centrally located facility in Woden is accessible by public transport and would attract people to the centre to connect to the community and support small business in the area.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the Government to:
• build and own a multi-purpose indoor sports stadium in the Woden Town Centre that can be hired at a reasonable cost by local community sports groups.