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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 6 Hansard (17 June) . . Page.. 1866..


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.

Gas-fired power station

By Mr Berry, from 51 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; 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.

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.

Legislative Assembly—privilege

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: On 16 June 2008, Ms Gallagher gave written notice of a possible breach of privilege concerning certain aspects of the conduct of Mr Smyth in relation to the proof Hansard of the Select Committee on Estimates 2008-09. Ms Gallagher queried whether Mr Smyth had used an extract from the draft uncorrected Hansard transcript in writing to a constituent.

Under the provisions of standing order 276 I must determine, as soon as practicable, whether or not the matter merits precedence over other business. If, in my opinion, the


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