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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (16 September) . .

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Energy—wind—petition No 16-14

By Ms Lawder from 86 residents:

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.

This Petition of citizens of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory brings to the attention of the House that:

1. We as residents of NSW and the Southern Tablelands are not in favour of industrial wind turbines in non-industrial zoned areas.

2. Industrial wind farms will impact on the health, visual amenity of our community, our land values and lifestyle.

3. If the Australian Capital Territory government wants wind power it should build the facilities in the Australian Capital Territory.

4. Industrial wind turbines not be built within 5 kilometres of any dwelling.

The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to

      •     Stop approving/sponsoring industrial wind turbines being built in non-industrial areas.

      •     Require that industrial wind turbines not be built within 5 kilometres of any dwelling.

      •     Require that if the Australian Capital Territory government wants wind power, then the wind turbines should be built in the Australian Capital Territory.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and copies referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.

Ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to a petition has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Rattenbury, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, dated 20 August 2014, in response to a petition lodged by Mrs Jones on 15 May 2014 concerning the postbox at Waramanga shops.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Waramanga shops—postbox—petition No 8-14

The response read as follows:

The government notes that the petitioners have concerns about the relocation of the post box to a position further away from the private letter boxes in the wall of the newsagent. Many elements change during the upgrade of a shopping centre; however, each of these changes is well considered before being implemented.


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