Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3419 ..
MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Ms Follett, from 51 residents, requesting that the Assembly continue the existing management arrangements of Rugby League Park with the ACT Leagues Club Ltd.
The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.
The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that Rugby League Park (Northbourne Oval) is a valuable sporting facility for the whole ACT community.
Furthermore, the undersigned recognise that while the ACT Leagues Club Limited has been operating this facility on behalf of the community, the Club has paid for all maintenance of the grounds. This has allowed all sports wishing to use it to benefit for more than the last decade and therefore saving the government and the community a considerable amount of money.
Your petitioners therefore request the Parliament to continue the existing management arrangements of Rugby League Park with the ACT Leagues Club Limited.