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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (13 June) . . Page.. 1655 ..

MR HIRD (continuing):

and we taken the opportunity in the Report to offer fully justified praise to Canberra Urban Parks and Places for the work that they have put into the document

If members look at the section headed "Conclusion" on the first page of our report, they will see five elements of the management plan that we have highlighted and praised

I guess this shows, Mr Speaker, that my committee is willing to extend praise to our public servants where it is deserved as it surely is in this case

I commend the report to the House

Debate (on motion by Mr Quinlan ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Report No 71

MR HIRD (4.30): Mr Deputy Speaker, I present the following report:

Report No 71 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services entitled "Proposed Development at South Bruce Section 21 Blocks 1, 3 and 4; and traffic arrangements on Haydon Drive", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I seek leave to have my speech incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The speech read as follows:

Mr Speaker, my committee became involved in this matter when the residents of South Bruce asked us to examine the government's planned release of Block 3 of Section 21 for residential development

Residents and some members will know that that is the block at the corner of Belconnen Way and Haydon Drive

Our inquiry moved beyond just this issue to look at what type of development if any should take place on two nearby blocks

These are Blocks 3 and 4 of South Bruce which are situated to the north of Jaeger Circuit extending towards Gossan Hill

The committee held three public hearings to hear the views of key stakeholders including residents, government officials, and the company that operates Calvary Hospital

We have reached three conclusions and three associated recommendations Mr Speaker and they are set out on the first page of our report

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