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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 4 August 2021) . . Page.. 2245 ..


Wednesday, 4 August 2021

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petition

The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Planning—Red Hill—petition 29-21

By Mrs Jones, from 201 residents:

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

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of, and requests that the Assembly:

Notes that:

a) ACT residents have been fighting housing development proposals on the Federal Golf Course and loss of adjacent green space for over 30 years.

b) This fight led to a petition signed by over 3100 concerned residents in 2017, calling on the ACT Government to develop an Integrated Plan that genuinely protects existing green space in Hughes, Ga1Tan, and Deakin; and protects the Federal Golf course lease area.

c) In response, a Legislative Assembly Resolution required the Plan limit development to proposals that have a reasonable likelihood of majority community support.

d) The Red Hill Integrated Plan released in 2021 fails to deliver on the petition or Resolution by including a retirement village on the Federal Golf course, despite the EPSDD's Engagement Report finding the retirement village failed to receive the required majority community support.


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