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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 3 Hansard (25 February) . . Page.. 927..

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Community events

Debate resumed from 11 February 2009, on motion by Ms Le Couteur:

That this Assembly:

(1) acknowledges that live music and events are an integral part of our culture and essential for maintaining a vibrant, culturally diverse community; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) develop a policy and actions to support live events in our community, including, but not limited to, ensuring that:

(i) order of occupancy legislation is reviewed;

(ii) each local shopping centre has a large 24 hour accessible community space, such as bollard or clearly sign posted and prominent wall space, for the promotion of events via bill posters;

(iii) large commercial developments in group and town centres provide a community bollard for the promotion of events via bill posters; and

(iv) building codes for residential development in all commercial zones have sound insulation and physical security appropriate to co-location with live cultural events;

(b) provide adequate late night transport options for large scale events; and

(c) report back to the Assembly by the last sitting week in 2009.

And on the amendment moved by Mr Barr:

Omit part (2), substitute:

"(2) refers the issue of supporting live music and events in our community be referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in October 2009. The inquiry will consider, but not be limited to:

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