Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (7 May) . . Page.. 1473..
Clause 14 provides:
Some of it may be coincidence; some of it may be accident. But when you have the Karralika proposal, with consultation done over the Christmas period, and then a consultation for a $2 billion project done over the school holidays, the Macarthur, Fadden and broader communities of Tuggeranong are very cynical about this government and its processes.
Everyone I have spoken to has said that they would like to see this project go ahead. The site that I believe is ideal for the project—and that, under this bill, would be able to be used for the project should it be available—is the old sawmill site at Hume. It is already industrial; it already had huge buildings on it; it already had a smokestack that emitted into the environment. You cannot see it from Gilmore, Macarthur or Fadden. It is a site that was put there for purposes such as these. Indeed, I understand that some buildings there may already have data-holding facilities.
This bill is on the table today because we listen to the community. This bill is on the table today because of the incompetence of the government. I commend the bill to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Mr Barr) adjourned to the next sitting.
Anzac Day Bill 2008
Mr Pratt, pursuant to notice, presented the bill.
Title read by Clerk.
MR PRATT (Brindabella) (10.55): I move: