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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 3413..


Thursday, 21 October 1999

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The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

PETITION

The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:

By Ms Tucker , from 954 residents, requesting that the Assembly not allow the proposed development to extend Templestowe Avenue through the Conder Yellow Box/Red Gum Grassy Woodland site and to adopt the alternative proposal to join Templestowe Avenue to Tom Roberts Avenue by the shortest possible route.

The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.

Grassy Woodland Site

The petition read as follows:

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

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that there is a proposed development to extend Templestowe Ave through the Conder Yellow Box/Red Gum Grassy Woodland site, listed as Block 35, Section 136, Conder. There is an alternative proposal by the undersigned, namely that Templestowe Ave be joined to Tom Roberts Ave by the shortest possible route.

The site, also known as Conder 4A, is very special for many reasons. It is recognised as an endangered ecological community of "high conservation value" in Environment ACT's Draft Action Plan 10, Yellow Box/Red Gum Grassy Woodland - an Endangered Ecological Community.


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