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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (2 September) . . Page.. 2844 ..

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Berry's ) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 8  	NOES, 9

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


Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That leave of absence from 12 to 27 September 1999 inclusive be given to Mr Stanhope (Leader of the Opposition).


Report on Exhibition Park Car Parking

MR HIRD (5.24): Mr Speaker, I present report No. 30 of the Standing Committee on Urban Services, entitled "Carparking at Exhibition Park in Canberra [EPIC]", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings. I move:

That the report be noted.

Mr Speaker, this report by the Standing Committee on Urban Services is a fine example of the sometimes forgotten role of the Legislative Assembly. I refer, of course, to its municipal role. Car parking is essentially a municipal matter or, if you like, local government issue. Parking in the Exhibition Park in Canberra precincts has become a vexed issue.

The very future of one of the Territory's major people events, the Royal Canberra Show, is at stake if action is not taken immediately to resolve a massive parking problem generated by the emergence of another important territory asset instigated by this

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