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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 3 Hansard (24 March) . . Page.. 802 ..

MR RUGENDYKE (continuing):

Another aspect that may have been overlooked is who would be potential buyers. Will it be part of the tender that only bona fide caravan park operators may purchase the caravan park, or could some unscrupulous character purchase it in order to work towards a different use for the caravan park? These are concerns that I believe need to be addressed. No further action should be taken on the sale before these concerns, as well as the concerns of Mr Wood, are assessed. I agree with Mr Osborne on paragraph (2) of Mr Wood's motion. In my view it is unreasonable.

On Ms Tucker's amendment, I believe that the procedures in place at the moment are suitable. Whilst I am concerned about an unholy rush, this should not be delayed too long. Ms Tucker's amendment implies that a large amount of work should be done prior to the sale. I do not agree with that. I believe that the rights of the people currently residing in the caravan park are catered for, so long as the guarantees I have mentioned are given. I support paragraph (1) of Mr Wood's motion.

Question put:

That the amendment (Ms Tucker's ) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 8   	NOES, 9

Mr Berry  	Ms Carnell
Mr Corbell  	Mr Cornwell
Mr Hargreaves  	Mr Hird
Mr Kaine  	Mr Humphries
Mr Quinlan  	Mr Moore
Mr Stanhope  	Mr Osborne
Ms Tucker  	Mr Rugendyke
Mr Wood  	Mr Smyth
		Mr Stefaniak
Question so resolved in the negative.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (5.56): I seek leave to move an amendment.

Leave granted.

MR SMYTH: I move:

Omit all words after "That", substitute the following words:

"the Government:

(a) provides to the Assembly all costs and benefits of the current operation of the Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park; and

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