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Thursday, 10 February 2022

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:

Moncrieff—sludge pit—petition 49-21

By Mr Braddock, from 508 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly

The following residents of the ACT would like to draw to the attention of the Assembly:

A storm water sludge pit/ drying pad (the pit) between Moncrieff and Amaroo adjacent to the Mirrabei Drive / Wanganeen Ave roundabout.

After the sludge and rubbish is dumped and it dries out, the rubbish is not contained within the pit. Instead, the rubbish is blown all over the reserve ending up in the local waterways, especially impacting the plant life nearby such as grass and reeds. There are cement bollards encasing the pit, but they are not sufficient in containing the rubbish. The pits odour is also unbearable for residents, and, in the long run, this could affect the livelihoods and health of the nearby residents.

The entrance of the pit is a hazard. There have been several reports of near misses with the trucks accessing the pit on the Moncrieff Residents Facebook page.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to make the following changes:

1. Temporarily effectively encase the pit so it contains the rubbish dumped into it.

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