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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 27 November 2019) . . Page.. 4591 ..

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


MADAM SPEAKER: I acknowledge our visitors to the chamber: the Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister for Justice; Mr David Hawkins, Senior Private Secretary to the office of the Hon David Little MP; Her Excellency the Hon Dame Annette King, the New Zealand High Commissioner; and Mr Mike Ketchen, Counsellor of the New Zealand High Commission. Welcome to the ACT Assembly.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Planning—Coombs peninsula—petition 31-19

By Mrs Jones, from 275 residents:

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

This petition of residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that the Coombs Peninsula is an important public asset, shared by all the residents of Coombs, as well as the home to wildlife such as the pink-tailed worm-lizard and platypuses.

Despite the importance of it to the community and the understanding that it would not be developed, the ACT Government now plans to allow approximately 30 dwellings to be built on the Coombs Peninsula.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly protect the Coombs Peninsula from multi-dwelling development.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Motion to take note of petition

MADAM SPEAKER: Pursuant to standing order 98A, I move:

That the petition so lodged be noted.

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.03): I seek leave to table an out-of-order section of the petition.

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