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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 511 ..

including 8,000 children—who are going to pay the price for this government’s arrogance.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 15

Mr Cain

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Ms Castley

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Jones

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Lawder

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Ms Lee

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Question resolved in the negative.

Molonglo Valley—community council

DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (5.12): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that the:

(a) ACT Government provides financial and in-kind support to seven community councils across the ACT;

(b) ACT’s newest greenfield development, gazetted in 2010—the Molonglo Valley area—is currently represented through the Weston Creek Community Council;

(c) Molonglo Valley area has a population of around 8 500 and is expected to grow to 10 000 by the end of 2021, and to 55 000 in coming decades;

(d) area has diverse needs as it continues to develop; and

(e) Molonglo Valley Community Forum is a community group, recently established to preserve and improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of the Molonglo Valley and its community. Its first public meeting is expected to be held in March 2021; and

(2) calls on the Government to support the establishment of a Molonglo Valley Community Council to:

(a) engage with and advocate to the ACT Government on a broad range of issues and reflect the needs of the local community; and

(b) ensure the group’s membership is reflective and inclusive of the area’s broad population and demography by exploring innovative community engagement methods.

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