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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 7 Hansard (29 June) . . Page.. 2185 ..

Thursday, 29 June 2000


The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

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 petitions have been lodged for presentation:

By Ms Tucker, from 130 residents, requesting the Assembly to seek the assurance of the Treasurer and the Minister for Urban Services that the proposed new Griffin Centre development will have additional space to meet the needs of community-based organisations and be safe and accessible to all persons with particular access needs.

By Ms Tucker , from 165 residents, requesting the Assembly to support the purchase of the long-stay caravan park by the present caretaker and security offered to residents by his written guarantee.

The terms of these petitions will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister.

Section 56, Civic-Development

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

1. Queensland Investment Corporation, the proposed developers of Section 56 Project, in particular the new Griffin Centre, may provide less space for community organizations than that which is currently available;

2. many community-based organizations tenanted in the Griffin Centre require additional space to provide improved services and facilities for their constituents; and

3. other community services and facilities may be required in the Canberra city area.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

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