Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 2 Hansard (22 Feburary) . .
Thursday, 22 February 2018
MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) 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.
The following e-petition and petition were lodged for presentation:
Downer community centre—petition 1-18
By Ms Le Couteur, from 146 residents:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly the proposed increased charges to the current lease arrangements for the Downer Community Centre (DCC) by ACT Property Group will threaten the existence of the DCC and its current users.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to:
(1) Restore the existing lease, including current rates and conditions, acknowledging the central place the DCC has in the suburb of Downer.
(2) Ensure the lease is signed before the existing lease lapses, to provide certainty to current and future community users.
(3) Acknowledge and account for the excellent economic management and care taking role that the DCC has performed over the previous leases, including the running and basic maintenance of the facility.
(4) Return to the Downer community some of the money that the Government received from the sale of the primary school and community zoned land to Community Housing Canberra.
Downer community centre—petition 5-18
By Ms Le Couteur, from 503 residents:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Territory
This petition of certain residents of the ACT draws to the attention of the Assembly that the proposed increased charges to the current lease arrangements for the Downer Community Centre by ACT Property Group will threaten the existence of the DCC and its current users.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: take the following steps to restore certainty and confidence in the management of local and much used Downer Community Centre (DCC).