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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 12 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 3665..


motion. I did not get a chance to see Mr Rattenbury's amendment until I was actually delivering my motion here this morning. That is the first I saw of the amendment, but we have no problem with accepting the amendment to the motion. Chief Minister, I want to highlight one thing to you. I appreciate your comment—

MADAM SPEAKER: Through the chair please, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Madam Speaker, through you, I call on the Chief Minister to meet with the community. I met with 32 traders, I think. The traders are the most enthusiastic residents of the small community of Kingston. They are very enthusiastic and very keen to get on with fixing the issues that have confronted them for a while. I suggest the Chief Minister actually has a look at the community to see why they are so keen and so passionate about their community. Hopefully, with this new direction that has now been initiated by the Chief Minister and Mr Rattenbury, they can now attend to fixing the issues and the time lines—I think that is still critical. I appreciate the amendment to the motion, but one of the things still missing is the will to move it forward a bit quicker. But I am sure we can count on Minister Rattenbury to ensure that happens, and I am sure the Chief Minister will keep an eye on that as well. Madam Speaker, we accept the amendment to the motion and we hope we can vote accordingly.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Planning—proposed Calwell swimming pool

MR WALL (Brindabella) (10.35): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the benefit a $4.8 million indoor swimming centre built and operated by Kings Swim would bring to residents of Tuggeranong;

(b) that this project would result in the creation of over 70 jobs for the ACT, in addition to jobs created by the construction of the facility;

(c) that this project anticipates providing facilities that would cater for 3 500 swimmers per week;

(d) the good faith and financial investment made so far by Kings Swim in the Calwell swimming centre project;

(e) the $118 400 already paid by Kings Swim to the ACT Government in commence and complete fees;

(f) the ongoing financial impost placed on Kings Swim by ACT Government commence and complete fees; and


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