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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 5 Hansard (14 May) . . Page.. 1506..


The opposition very much welcomes having debates like this in the chamber where the eternal strength of the Labor-Greens union is on display. This is a marriage which is so intertwined in love that I cannot see a divorce ever happening. This is a union which is so strong that Mr Rattenbury will take political bullets for Simon Corbell over the project facilitation bill and the planning system more generally.

The opposition urges the ACT government to undertake an independent review of the planning system and to properly consult on any future changes that they propose to make to our already shoddy planning system.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Noes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Infrastructure—maintenance schedules

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (5.10): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that footpaths in Canberra's older suburbs, including Yarralumla, Deakin, Griffith, Forrest and Campbell are in a serious state of neglect, with many cracks and uneven surfaces;

(b) that these same suburbs and others have similar issues with overgrown and overhanging street trees and poor lighting; and

(c) this makes access for many residents, especially older Canberrans, difficult and dangerous and is preventing many from using walking as an exercise to keep fit and agile; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) publish current maintenance schedules up until the end of this calendar year by the next sitting period in June 2014;


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