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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1385..


Wednesday, 31 March 2004

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petition

The following petition was lodged for presentation.

Fox Place, Lyneham

By Mrs Burke , from 22 residents:

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

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

That we the residents of Fox Place, Lyneham, ACT raise strong objections to the proposed development on Blocks 8, 9, 10 of Fox Place (Street numbers 15, 17, 19) regarding the increase of some 1300% in dwellings as a significant increase and not consistent with the definition of B12 zoning which allows for 'increased development' not 'significant development' as defined under B11 zoning.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

Call on the ACT Planning Minister, Mr Simon Corbell, to enforce the correct zoning requirements for the B12 development under consideration for Fox Place and to reconsider their proposal to allow the construction of 40 town houses in a very restricted cul-de-sac in order that the safety and amenity of the area be preserved.

The clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Vocational and higher education students

Debate resumed from 10 March 2004, on motion by Ms MacDonald:

That this Assembly:

(1) recognises the high level of vocational and higher education student debt in the ACT and throughout Australia;

(2) acknowledges that many ACT students are having difficulty meeting the costs of living;

(3) notes that many students are forced to work increasingly long hours to meet the costs of living;


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