Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 12 Hansard (26 October) . . Page.. 5069..
That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 11: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Noes 6: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (5.28): I move the motion standing in my name on the notice paper:
That this Assembly:
(a) that there is an increasing number of empty shopfronts in Civic, especially in the City Walk area;
(b) the increasing dominance of the Canberra Centre, including a development proposal for a further 11,000m2 of retail space;
(c) the centre's design enables people to park and visit all wings without having to go outside of the mall;
(d) the anecdotal understanding that Canberra Centre owner, QIC, has been purchasing further retail space in the block bounded by Garema Place, City Walk and Petrie Plaza;
(e) public concern that an expanded Canberra Centre will take business away from shops outside the mall;
(f) that the only Master Plans for Civic are those for City West, and for the QIC precinct, not for the whole of Civic;
(g) current small business impact assessment is inadequate in assessing impacts on small businesses, especially given that the proponent appoints the assessment consultant;