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National Capital report released

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The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories has today tabled its report, A Capital for All Australians, following its inquiry into fostering and promoting the significance of Australia’s National Capital.

Committee Chair, Alicia Payne MP, said, ‘I am excited to share this report that reflects the contribution of vision from so many in our community - from our national institutions, tourism and business, community, sport, arts and transport. Canberra is more than just a city, it’s a symbol of who we are as Australians and it belongs to all Australians. Our 21 recommendations are a roadmap for how this significant role can be recognised, fostered, and celebrated.’

A key focus of the recommendations is investing in and upgrading or developing essential infrastructure such as sporting, entertainment, and arts facilities. This includes GIO Stadium, Manuka Oval, the AIS, the National Convention Centre and the Canberra Theatre Centre. Ms Payne explained that ‘the Committee wants to ensure that the national capital’s facilities are modern, comfortable and have the capacity to host world class sporting events, meetings and performances.’

The Committee has also recommended improving the accessibility of our national collections through travelling exhibitions and online resources and improving physical connectivity through better transport and pedestrian links.

The full report of the inquiry can be found on the Committee’s inquiry webpage.

Media inquiries

Hamish McLennan
Office of Alicia Payne MP, Committee Chair
0421 276 788

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4355

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track this Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

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