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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3326..


MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, variation No 190 to the Territory Plan results from a commitment by the ACT Labor government to the residents of Gowrie and Fadden that part of block 1, section 332, Fadden, and blocks 16 and 17, section 226, Gowrie, will become a park. The variation proposes to vary the Territory Plan map from the existing residential land use policy to an urban open space land use policy for part of block 1, section 332, Fadden, and blocks 16 and 17, section 226, Gowrie, to enable the establishment of the park to proceed on these sites.

The park will become public land, and will be managed in accordance with a plan of management administered by the Conservator of Flora and Fauna. The park is to be named Hannah Community Park, after Sir Colin Hannah, who was a RAAF chief of staff in the early 1970s, and governor of Queensland from 1972 to 1977. This park name also fits the themes of the street names of both Gowrie and Fadden. The Standing Committee on Planning and Environment has considered the draft variation and, in its report No 8 of August 2002, endorsed the variation.

MR WOOD (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services): I ask for leave to make a short statement in relation to that matter.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: I want to thank Mr Corbell for seeing to its end an exercise that began when I was planning minister back in about 1994. I also want to thank Mr Humphries, because at various times I went to him when he was minister. I think this had got lost somewhere and he agreed that it should be a park and allowed this action to proceed. Now, we have the Colin Hannah park, and I am grateful for the work of a number of interested people in this Assembly.

Public Access to Government Contracts Act

Papers and statement by minister

MR WOOD (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services): For the information of members, I present the following reports:

Public Access to Government Contracts Act-

Reports to the ACT Legislative Assembly on administrative processes implemented to comply with the provisions of the Public Access to Government Contracts Act 2000, including the Auditor-General's report, dated 10 September 2002 for:

The Department of Disability Housing and Community Services, dated 20 September 2002;

The Canberra Institute of Technology, dated 12 September 2002;

Department of Health and Community Care, the Canberra Hospital and ACT Community Care, dated 17 September 2002;

Department of Education, Youth and Family Services, dated 12 September 2002;

Department of Urban Services-Minister for Urban Services, dated 19 September 2002;

Department of Urban Services-Minister for Planning, dated 20 September 2002;


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