Richardson Shops
Residents of ACT
Sponsoring member:
Lawder, Nicole
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Information about the Principal Petitioner is available through the sponsoring Member of the Legislative Assembly's office
TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
Reason for this Petition

The following residents of the ACT draw the attention of the Assembly that:
Richardson residents are disappointed and disadvantaged by the derelict state of the Richardson Shops. Some of these Shops have been vacant now for 9 years.
Residents appreciate that these shops are privately owned, however we believe more can and should be done by the ACT Government to improve this situation.

Requested Actions

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the ACT Government to:
1. Better incentives potential business owners to occupy shop fronts at local suburban shops, like the Richardson Shops
2. Better incentivise landlords to lease shop fronts rather than keeping them vacant such as those at Richardson Shops.
3. Upgrade the area surrounding the Richardson Shops so that it's more appealing to potential lease holders.
4. Report any findings and progress back to the Assembly by 31 December 2022.