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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (5 April) . .

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Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hanson!

MR BARR: Outside of that, it has already been canvassed. The ACT government does not need to provide an ongoing subsidy. It is a very low cost venture. The traders—

Mr Coe: $1.2 million.

MR BARR: You are wrong, Mr Coe. The traders are operating—

Mr Hanson: Kerching.

MADAM SPEAKER: I warn you, Mr Hanson.

MR BARR: The small businesses that are operating there deserve our support, not the derision of those opposite. Let me assure you, Madam Speaker, and, through you, those on the opposition benches, that those people know how much you hate them.

Planning—Tuggeranong

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. In early March 2016 a Canberra Times article quoted you as raising the prospect of a new suburb in Tuggeranong, with the proposed name of Thompson. An ABC article of 3 March 2016 states:

But it is also in an area the Government describes "as having high environmental and heritage values".

Minister, will you guarantee that existing leases, including the Tuggeranong Archery Club's two leases and the heritage section of Thompson homestead, will be honoured?

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Lawder, I did not hear the end of the question.

MS LAWDER: Minister, will you guarantee that existing leases, including the Tuggeranong Archery Club's two leases and the heritage part of Thompson homestead, will be honoured?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Lawder for her interest in Tuggeranong and the opportunities for residential land there. I can say that we are fully supportive of the operations of the archery club as well as, of course, heritage issues in regard to the original Thompson homestead. In fact I signed off on the heritage listing for Thompson.

It is important to understand all of our heritage in a planning sense as we move out across the territory and to engage with people who are operating leases in the area. I have done that as a first response. In fact, I visited the archery club last Friday and had a look at the area they have been using. We have looked at the particular club site. It


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