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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (24 March) . . Page.. 1458..


Motion (by Ms Gallagher) put:

That debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 5

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Debate adjourned to the next sitting.

Public areas—maintenance

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (8.26): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the important role that the ACT Government:

(i) has in maintaining the look of Canberra; and

(ii) should be playing within local communities to maintain streetscapes, local shops and to provide basic services to the community;

(b) the importance of local shopping precincts to local communities within the ACT;

(c) the Government's bungled program to refurbish local shops; and

(d) the significant impact that delays and poor timing of this bungled program has had on small businesses at local shopping centres, especially outdoor cafes; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) immediately:

(i) reassess the timing of its bungled program to refurbish local shops to ensure that it has a minimal impact on business; and

(ii) address basic maintenance issues with local services and within community facilities and local shops, such as lifting and uneven pavers, inadequate and broken lighting and graffiti; and


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