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Thursday, 1 March 2018
Page: 2512

The SPEAKER (15:13): I have a short statement for the information of members. Members will be aware of the significant construction works currently taking place in and around Parliament House. As part of these security works, the House of Representatives entrance will be closed from the end of this week for several months. Entry to the House of Representatives wing will be through a temporary entrance, which is being constructed adjacent to the regular entrance. The members and staff car parks will remain open during the construction. However, the car park lift will no longer be operational. All those using either the members or staff car park will need to use the internal car park stairs and then exit the car parks onto Parliament Drive before walking up to and then across the slip-road to the temporary entrance. The slip-road will remain open and the Comcar shuttle will remain unaffected. Signs will be in place in the car parks to direct pedestrians, and traffic wardens will be used to assist people crossing the slip-road during peak periods. Alternative arrangements have also been made for those with mobility parking permits. Building occupants should take care as drivers and pedestrians become accustomed to the changed arrangements. I thank members and other building occupants for their patience and understanding as this important work is undertaken. I thank the House.