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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1568..


data storage space and a high pressure gas pipeline. The magnitude of the social and environmental impact on local residents remains unknown and this facility will be located as close as 600 metres from residential areas.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

1) Immediately rescind any approvals or licenses granted to ActewAGL to construct this facility in Macarthur; District of Tuggeranong or close to urban areas.

2) Undertake to find alternative locations within the ACT that would be suitable for such a large industrial facility.

Gas-fired power station

By Mr Pratt, from 695 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, data storage space and a high pressure gas pipeline. The magnitude of the social and environmental impact on local residents remains unknown and this facility will be located as close as 600 metres from residential areas.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

1) Immediately rescind any approvals or licenses granted to ActewAGL to construct this facility in Macarthur;

2) Undertake to find alternative locations within the ACT that would be suitable for such a large industrial facility.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and a copy of each referred to the appropriate minister, the petitions were received.

Duties (Landholders) Amendment Bill 2008

Mr Stanhope, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Minister for the Arts) (10.34): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.


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