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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 6 Hansard (25 June) . . Page.. 1969..


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.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 55

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella): I present the following report:

Scrutiny report 55 of the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MS MacDONALD: Scrutiny report 55 contains the committee's comments on 11 bills, 23 pieces of subordinate legislation and seven government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Scrutiny report 56

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella): I present the following report:

Scrutiny report 56 of the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.


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