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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 9 Hansard (19 September) . . Page.. 2838..


The closing of this unique and historical school will have a severe effect on the students, the bus service and the Hall economy:

Your petitioners therefore request the A.C.T. Legislative Assembly not to close Hall Primary.

Schools—closures

By Ms Porter, from 14 residents:

TO THE SPEAKER AND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

PETITION from Watson Preschool P&C on Towards 2020: Renewing our Schools regarding the closure of Hackett Pre School.

We the undersigned believe that the closure of Hackett Pre School will have an unacceptable impact on Watson Preschool. Currently, and in the past, Watson Pre School has run at close to its full capacity of fifty children (e.g. 48 out of 50 places in 2006). Closure of Hackett Pre School would increase the demand within area of Watson Preschool. This could result in several unacceptable scenarios, such as 'in-area' families being unable to obtain a place in Watson Pre School due to over demand, 'out of area' families with older siblings in Majura Primary (just across the road) being unable to obtain a place in Watson Pre School resulting in transportation difficulties, children attending Nipperville (the nearby day care centre) being unable to obtain a place.

Consequently, we the undersigned request that Hackett Pre School should remain open as we believe the closure of Hackett Pre School will have a negative impact on Watson Pre School.

Schools—closures

By Ms Porter, from 19 residents:

TO THE SPEAKER AND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

PETITION from Watson Preschool P&C on Towards 2020: Renewing our Schools regarding the closure of Dickson College.

We the undersigned request that Dickson College should remain open so that the students of North Canberra have access to a locally based secondary school.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and a copy of each referred to the appropriate minister, the petitions were received.

Dragway

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo): I seek leave to make a statement regarding the petition on the dragway.


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