Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 5462..
MR STANHOPE (continuing):
be next. We anticipate releasing in, I am told, I think, on my last advice, March to April—the first estate, I think of up to 1,000 blocks, in Wright. I think the first release will be in Wright. As to when and whether there will be development ready within this financial year—I would suggest not, but they certainly will be sold and the new and much sought after development front in Molonglo will certainly see houses being built in the next calendar year.
Of course, some of those houses that will be built in Molonglo will be built on planned rental blocks. We all recall very vividly the Liberal Party's determination to ensure that land rent not be a reality, that those families that could otherwise not access housing be excluded forever from owning their own homes—a Liberal Party philosophical position that there are people within our society that apparently, according to the Liberals, do not deserve to own a home: those that do not have the access or the capacity to buy a block of land and to build a house but who certainly have the capacity to rent a block of land and build a house.
I note that the Liberal Party have not asked me a single question on this issue since a major financial provider was found to actually support and fund the land rental scheme. I must say that the Liberal Party's silence speaks volumes. I am sure that Mr Seselja and the Liberal Party, who fought hand and fist to destroy this scheme, would be interested to know that 106 Canberra families have now settled on blocks, for the land rent scheme is growing every week.
I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Mr Speaker presented the following papers:
Standing order 191—Amendments to:
Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2009, dated 24 November 2009.
Financial Management (Board Composition) Amendment Bill 2009, dated 24 November 2009.
Statute Law Amendment Bill 2009 (No 2), dated 24 November 2009.
ACT Legislative Assembly Secretariat—Annual Report 2008-2009—Erratum, dated 1 December 2009.
Papers and statement by minister
MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage): For the information of members, I present the following papers:
Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—