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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 8 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 2434 ..


MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (5.39): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to amend the motion standing in my name on the notice paper to take account of announcements today. A revised motion is currently being circulated.

Leave granted.


That this Assembly:

(1) noting:

(a) the decision of the Government to include the land occupied by the ACT Hospice in the Acton Peninsula/Kingston Foreshore land swap;

(b) the failure of the Government to successfully negotiate with the Commonwealth for the retention of the ACT Hospice on Acton Peninsula;

(c) the failure of the relocation study undertaken by ACT Health and Community Care to involve the community in an assessment of appropriate sites, or to identify an appropriate range of centrally located sites for assessment; and

(d) that the Government has now identified possible sites at Yarralumla Bay, Griffith and Garran;

(2) requires the Government:

(a) to consult with the Commonwealth, the ACT Hospice Palliative Care Society and the ACT Hospice to identify any additional centrally located possible sites for a hospice;

(b) to fully assess and prioritise all identified sites; and

(c) to fully consult the community before a final decision on a preferred site.

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