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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 9 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 2802 ..


Motion (by Mr Humphries) agreed to:

That leave of absence be given to Mr Kaine and Mr Wood for today, 29 August 1996.


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the schedule of lease variations and betterment payments for the period 1 April 1996 to 30 June 1996, which includes, pursuant to the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, the schedule of leases granted in the quarter ending June 1996. I note that that includes the schedule of betterment payments made, a practice that has begun under this Government, which I believe is appropriate to keep members fully informed of the pattern of betterment use.


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): I present, pursuant to standing order 83A, an out-of-order petition lodged by Mrs Carnell from 169 residents concerning the restricted shopping hours.

I also present the National Road Trauma Advisory Council 1995-96 annual report. Limited copies of the report were made available, and these are in the chamber.

Ministerial Statement

MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave of the Assembly to make a statement on the Grant Cameron Community Centre.

Leave granted.

MR DE DOMENICO: I am pleased to take this opportunity today to inform members of the opening of the Grant Cameron Community Centre on 7 August this year. Thanks in no small measure to the inaction of other governments in previous times, the former Holder High School had been vacant since 1992. Last year this Government made the decision that the relocation of a number of community tenants from the Acton Peninsula would be an appropriate use of the building. This move not only provided the opportunity for community groups to have better located and designed facilities in a community setting, but also ensured continued community use of what was a valuable Territory asset sitting there idle.

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