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Wednesday, 10 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 petition was lodged for presentation:

Planning—Giralang shops—petition 4-21

By Ms Orr, from 584 residents:

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

The residents and supporters of Giralang note that:

- 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 that 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 update to the community in this time, which provided no clear indication of what happens next.

As such, the residents of Giralang hereby petition the ACT Legislative Assembly to:

- Seek a full update from the developer on any progress and when we can see action on delivering our shops.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petition, having more than 500 signatories, was referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

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