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That the Assembly take note of the following papers:

Molonglo Group Centre and Surrounds—

Draft Concept Plan.

Response to the resolution of the Assembly of 8 October 2021.

I am pleased to speak on the Molonglo group centre and surrounds draft concept plan in response to the Assembly resolution on land release in the Molonglo group centre. The draft concept plan applies to land at Molonglo and parts of Denman Prospect in the Molonglo Valley stage 2 area. This draft concept plan demonstrates the breadth and complexity of planning that is needed to bring greenfield sites, and in particular a new group centre, to reality. The draft concept plan is the result of considerable investigation, analysis and planning work.

The Molonglo group centre has a fantastic natural asset at its door with the Molonglo River corridor. The river corridor creates a place unlike any other centre in the territory. The draft concept plan puts people first and is created with our changing climate in mind, with a focus on sustainability and comfort for the community through living infrastructure, walkability, green corridors and easy access to public transport into the future.

Over time the Molonglo group centre will develop with commercial and retail space that will provide employment opportunities for residents, with the first land release planned for 2023-24. The draft concept plan considers how we can continue to meet the needs of the Molonglo community into the future as the population grows and shifts. The draft concept plan creates the foundation for homes, facilities and infrastructure that allow people to stay in the community through different life phases.

The draft concept plan for Molonglo group centre and surrounds creates the basis for an ongoing collaboration with the community to deliver a great place. We look forward to working closely with the community stakeholders, with conversations proposed over the summer with the Molonglo Valley community council and other key stakeholders. The community is an important partner in shaping the Molonglo group centre through the next steps towards delivery.

I am pleased to have tabled the draft concept plan for the Molonglo group centre and surrounds. This is a significant step in the ongoing delivery of Molonglo Valley.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Electoral Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Davis and Mr Braddock, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (3.41): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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