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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 4159..


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Roads—McBryde Crescent—petition No 3-13

By Ms Lawder, from 334 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly the lack of a school or pedestrian crossing on McBryde Crescent, near Trinity Christian School.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to consider safety measures to protect students, parents and staff. Additionally to provide appropriate notice to residents.

Planning and Development Act—variation to the territory plan No 182—petition No 4-13

By Ms Gallagher, from 2,645 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws the attention of the Assembly that:

      •     In 2002 through the Variation to the Territory Plan No. 182, Block 1329 Canberra Central was moved from Nature Reserve to Special Purpose Reserve, Horse Paddock;

      •     Part of Block 1329 situated northeast of the Hackett reservoir and south of Casuarina trail contains nationally listed critically endangered White box-yellow box-Blakely's red gum grassy woodland, has been inhabited by bird species listed endangered nationally and in the ACT, has trees of high habitat value with nesting sites for declining woodlands birds and is unsuitable for horse grazing;

      •     Since 2003 the parkCare group friends of Mt Majura lobbied Government to reverse the change of land use of this parcel of land;

      •     In 2009, based on recommendation by the Conservator for Flora and Fauna, the Planning Authority ACTPLA prepared a Variation to the Territory Plan to this effect;

      •     In May 2013 the Minister for TAMS informed community representatives that this process has been stopped.


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