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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 3 Hansard (9 March) . .

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Question put:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Noes 8: Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Mr Hinder Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Weston Creek

MRS JONES (Molonglo) (11.08): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the Weston Creek area was initially developed between 1968 and 1974, with the first residents taking up residence in 1969;

(b) currently the Weston Creek area has a population of approximately 23 000 residents;

(c) the Weston Creek community is serviced by the Weston group centre, also referred to as Cooleman Court. Cooleman Court is a key social and economic hub for Weston Creek residents, offering aged care facilities, childcare centres, health facilities, religious centres, indoor recreation, restaurants, several cafes, two grocery stores, a department store and is the third largest group centre in Canberra;

(d) the Weston group centre also services the new Molonglo Valley precinct, which once complete will have an expected population of 55 000 residents, yet the new Molonglo Valley precinct has no detailed plan for a group centre;

(e) the Weston group centre has two car parks that have around 500 car parking spaces, a smaller car park and some on-street parking; and

(f) both car parks at Cooleman Court were resealed in early 2013, yet due to the shortcomings of the spray seal surface that was used as opposed to the more expensive asphalt option, the car park surface required fixing for a second time; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) resolve the lack of parking around the Weston group centre; and

(b) advise the Assembly this week when the new group centre in Molonglo will be built.

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