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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 June 2021) . . Page.. 1809 ..


Planning—green waste—petition 19-21

By Mr Cain, from 2,128 residents:

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

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the ACT Assembly:

The ACT government has not renewed the licence for Canberra Sand & Gravel to keep operating the community green waste drop off facility and landscape centre. As such, the facility must close on 30 June 2021. At this stage CSG will stop accepting green waste on 30 June 2021 UNLESS the ACT Government acts to keep the facility and centre open.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:

Keep the community green waste and landscape supplies on Parkwood Road at West Belconnen open.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petition, having more than 500 signatories, was referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.

Ministerial response

The following response to a petition has been lodged:

Planning—Kippax group centre—petition 8-21

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 16 June 2021, in response to a petition lodged by Mrs Kikkert on 30 March 2021 concerning the expansion of Kippax group centre.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter on 30 March 2021 providing Petition No. 8-21, lodged by Mrs Elizabeth Kikkert MLA, regarding the expansion of the Kippax Group Centre.

The ACT Government recognises the need for the expansion and renewal of the Kippax Group Centre to support the growing West Belconnen community, with considerable progress made to date on the necessary planning and site investigation works.


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