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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3875..


Thursday, 28 August 2008

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am 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:

Development application 200812308

By Mr Smyth, from 214 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: development application 200812308 is inconsistent with the spirit and the letter of the zone objectives.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: consider the merits of this case and intervene to represent the interests of residents and the broader Canberra community.

Gas-fired power station

By Mr Pratt, from 439 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 Macarther 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 Actew AGL 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.


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