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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Planning—Giralang shops—petition 1-21

By Ms Orr, from 321 residents:

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

- the local shops in Giralang have sat unused and in a state of semi-development for 15 years;

- progress has been made with the developer settling the legal action against them and gaining approval for a Development Application;

- over the last 12 months however progress to build the shops has stalled with no supermarket secured and the development taken off the sales market;

- the developer, who is ultimately responsible under the lease for progressing the shops, has provided only one clear update to the community in this time, which provided no clear indication of what happens next.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to seek a full update from the developer on any progress and when we can see action on delivering our shops.

Health—drug and alcohol treatment services—petition 3-21

By Mrs Kikkert, from 487 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

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