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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 5526..


MS BRESNAN (continuing):

my speech, for business opportunities in Erindale, particularly the restaurant strip, which has a lot of potential to become a real centre for not just Erindale and Tuggeranong but other people to go and visit.

As has been noted, there are a lot of different facilities provided at Erindale. As Mr Smyth mentioned, we have the school, the college, a sports ground, the club, a shopping centre and obviously all the restaurants and other services. On the plan to have a bus interchange there and also the park and ride, as I mentioned, the comment which was often put to me and which I have made is: where will it go? It is a very busy area already and we do need to have this planning process. Again, I am thankful for the support I have had from the government and from the opposition for this because we do need to make sure that we plan it properly and that these facilities are done in a way which benefits everyone in the community.

As Mr Smyth also mentioned, residential planning is very important for the area because of the situation recently with McWhae Circuit. If we can plan properly, we can obviously have residential areas and a bus interchange and make it a real centre for people to live, work and travel to and from.

So, once again, I thank all members for their contributions, for their support today. It is good that we have had support from all parties for this because I think we can put in place something which has real long-term benefits for not only the people of Erindale but also the wider area. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Bill 2008

Detail stage

Debate resumed from 1 April 2009.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2.

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) (12.07): I have previously circulated the government's response to the committee inquiry into this bill. I will now table a copy of it for the record. I table the following paper:

Campaign Advertising—Select Committee—Report—Inquiry into the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Bill 2008—Government response.

I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 5624]. Amendment No 1 relates to the commencement clause. The government's amendment


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