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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 1107..


Ayes 4: Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth

Noes 9: Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Mr Rattenbury Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (4.53): To close the debate, I thank members for their support and the gracious way in which they have copped the numbers.

Motion agreed to.

Childcare—West Belconnen

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (4.53): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the ACT Government's 2010-11 Budget carries a commitment to spend $4 million to upgrade a portion of the former Flynn Primary School, which will accommodate a childcare facility of approximately 110 places;

(b) that on 29 June 2010, the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services announced that the new centre would be occupied through the amalgamation of Alkira and Gumnut Place childcare centres, which between them carry approximately 100 places;

(c) that, accordingly, the Government's $4 million investment will yield only about 10 new childcare places for West Belconnen;

(d) that Alkira and Gumnut are to vacate their current premises at the end of 2011; and

(e) that works have not yet begun at the former Flynn Primary School in relation to the upgrade program;

(2) expresses its concern that:

(a) the upgrade works will not be completed with sufficient time for Alkira and Gumnut to establish their childcare facilities prior to commencement of operations in 2012;


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