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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 November 2010) . . Page.. 5581 ..


backyards and nowhere to play and that it was all being taken away? Did they indicate to you that you were not being honest? Did they indicate to you that you did not understand what you were talking about? Did they tell you that in Crace the degree of open space was of the order of 25 per cent to 30 per cent in Crace and 25 per cent in Casey? Did they indicate that to you? And what was their view about that in terms of the comments you made, most particularly you, Mr Smyth—

Mr Smyth: Oh!

MR STANHOPE: No, Mr Coe; I think Mr Coe made them—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, sit down please.

MR STANHOPE: in relation to Casey and Crace—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, when I ask you to sit down, I expect you to stop speaking as well. Mr Stanhope, the convention of this place is that you address the chair. You do not address Mr Smyth or anyone else. Members, if you interject you run the risk of having your words thrown back at you in a way that you do not like. Mr Stanhope, you have the floor.

MR STANHOPE: I do believe that Mr Barr actually gave some indication of the level of open space in just a random selection of suburbs around Canberra; that in Palmerston there is around seven per cent of open space as against the 25 to 30 per cent in Crace, as against the 25 per cent in Casey, that in Torrens there is six per cent, in Kambah there is 13 per cent, and in Casey and Crace there is 25 per cent and in excess of 25 per cent. And you have been running this amazing story—beating up, over-egging in relation to this particular issue.

At the heart of it, of course, is increased densification. It would be interesting for Mr Smyth and Mr Seselja to give us a run-down on what it is that Mr Barrett or Mr Alexander said to them in relation to what is the product that people that are going to places like Crace and Casey are looking for. Are they looking in every event for separate domestic residences, houses? Are they looking for apartments? Are they looking for developments just like Crace? What has the level of uptake been? How many representations have the Liberal Party received from existing residents in Crace and Casey in relation to these issues?

I have to say that I am the minister with responsibility for land supply and land development and I have not received a single representation from a single resident of Casey or Crace. You have this confected anger. But the relevant minister has not received a single representation from a single resident of Casey or Crace in relation to this confected nonsense, this confected concern, about a technical amendment. Not one representation has been received in my office.

How many have you received, totally? Table the representations you have received from Casey and Crace? Which of the Casey developers have you received representations from? Who is it that has got Casey, by the way? Just remind me? Who did Casey 1, 2 and 3?


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