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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . . Page.. 241..

Motion, as amended, agreed to.


At approximately 6 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the debate was interrupted. The motion for the adjournment of the Assembly having been put and negatived, the debate was resumed.

Sitting suspended from 5.54 to 7.30 pm.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (7.30): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the planning of Tuggeranong and the maintenance of Tuggeranong appears to be low in the priorities of the Gallagher Labor Government;

(b) that the quality of the water in Lake Tuggeranong has deteriorated to the extent that the lake is closed for extended periods because of algae;

(c) that there is always a considerable volume of rubbish in the water of Lake Tuggeranong and that rubbish continues to accumulate along the foreshore of Lake Tuggeranong;

(d) that the Gallagher Labor Government had to be persuaded to undertake planning for the Tuggeranong Town Centre, Erindale Group Centre and other regional commercial and shopping centres;

(e) the significance of the village of Tharwa to the overall planning of Tuggeranong, in terms of the tourist and recreational values which are added to Tuggeranong; and

(f) the importance of appropriate planning for the development of Hume, given the proximity of Hume to Tuggeranong; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government:

(a) to coordinate all the planning activities that are required for the appropriate development and redevelopment of Tuggeranong and the adjoining regions;

(b) to implement appropriate maintenance programs, as a matter of urgency, for Lake Tuggeranong;

(c) to implement measures to mitigate the amount of rubbish which enters Lake Tuggeranong; and

(d) to develop plans to manage the run-off of water into Lake Tuggeranong and the Murrumbidgee River.

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