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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (19 March) . .

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Assembly met at 10 am.

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Economy—infrastructure development

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (10.02): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the important contribution that the development and maintenance of infrastructure plays in underpinning jobs growth by creating a productive and sustainable ACT economy;

(2) recognises the importance of specific projects that are delivering on these objectives including:

(a) the significant private sector investment in the Canberra Airport;

(b) the Majura Parkway upgrade;

(c) the Enlarged Cotter Dam Project;

(d) the Constitution Avenue upgrade;

(e) community health facilities in Tuggeranong, Belconnen and Gungahlin; and

(f) the Gungahlin Leisure Centre;

(3) notes the impact on the ACT economy of a contraction in spending by the Commonwealth; and

(4) calls on the ACT Government to continue progressing important transformative projects including:

(a) the Health Infrastructure Programme;

(b) the City to the Lake project;

(c) the Capital Metro project;

(d) the City Plan;

(e) facilitating investments in renewable energy; and

(f) the Riverview Development.


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