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To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

  • there is no formal footpath directly connecting the western side of Fullagar Cr and the Higgins Shops;

  • people frequently walk this route anyway, having created a well-worn ‘desire line’ along the south side of Higgins Oval;

  • because it is unsealed, this ‘desire line’ is often boggy and difficult to walk on;

  • rehabilitation of the Higgins Oval has dramatically boosted its use, increasing the need for a sealed footpath in the area; and

  • ongoing development of The Henry retirement village likewise strengthens the case for a safe, accessible footpath in this location.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the ACT Government to prioritise the construction of a formal footpath to replace this ‘desire line’, which is currently just a heavily used dirt track.

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By signing this petition, I confirm that:

  1. I am a resident of the Australian Capital Territory;

  2. I have not already joined this online petition;

  3. I have provided my correct name, suburb and email address.

Thank you for your submission.

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