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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3527..


Debate (on motion by Mr Mulcahy ) adjourned to the next sitting.

New West Belconnen School-Select Committee

Appointment

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.46): I move:

That:

(1) a Select Committee on the establishment of a new P-10 school in West Belconnen be appointed to:

(a) examine:

(i) the process by which the Government determined to close and demolish Ginninderra District High School and replace it with a 1500 student school;

(ii) the educational research that underpins the Government decision;

(iii) the feasibility of the project including the demographic support for a school of 1500 students;

(iv) the effect on educational choice in Belconnen;

(v) the effect on Belconnen families;

(vi) the impact on other schools in Belconnen; and

(vii) the likely ramifications on Government schooling elsewhere in the ACT; and

(b) investigate and report on options for the future delivery of schooling in West Belconnen, taking into account of educational, financial and social impacts on students, their families and the broader community;

(2) the Committee be composed of:

(a) one member to be nominated by the Government;

(b) one member to be nominated by the Opposition; and

(c) one member to be nominated by the cross bench;

to be notified in writing to the Speaker within four hours after the passing of this resolution;

(3) the Committee report by the first sitting day in 2006;

(4) the Committee may also provide interim reports on its progress; and



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