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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1567..


Thursday, 8 May 2008

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

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

Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Cotter Road caretaker's cottage

By Mrs Burke, from 555 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that: The 1926 Caretakers Cottage at 540 Cotter Rd Weston Creek will soon be at extreme risk of damage through neglect or vandalism if the property becomes vacant and unprotected during proposed "infrastructure works"which may service the Nth Weston & Molonglo Valley development.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: Immediately implement a Preservation Plan for the Cottage that is inclusive of the current caretakers so that security issues & ongoing maintenance are fully addressed and ACT Departmental responsibility is clearly defined. It is also imperative that the heritage values of the building be assessed by the ACT Heritage Council, as a matter of urgency, prior to any deterioration that may detract from its' viability for Heritage Listing.

Gas-fired power station

By Mr Pratt, from 830 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that ActewAGL, a Territory Owned Corporation, is proposing to develop Block 1671 of the Tuggeranong District, adjacent to the suburbs of Macarthur and Fadden, to construct a facility titled "Canberra Technology City", under the submitted Development Application No. 200704152.

The facility will contain a Natural Gas Power Station, high voltage power lines,


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