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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 7 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 1976 ..

MS TUCKER (continuing):

hands of private enterprise and sold as a commodity for profit. In fact, it should always be held in the public interest as a public trust. This is the basis of this motion and, in particular, part (2) (b).

We have an opportunity in the ACT now to look at this arrangement, which Labor in opposition was very sus about. This is a new Assembly. We have an opportunity to relook at this issue of extreme importance. I am very disappointed that both Labor and Liberal are not prepared to give the ACT community an opportunity to do this now while we have this two-phase arrangement.

Question put:

That Mr Wood's amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes, 13

Noes, 2

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mr Cornwell

Mr Quinlan

Mrs Cross

Mr Smyth

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stanhope

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Wood

Mr Humphries

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendments agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Gungahlin Drive extension

MRS DUNNE (5.38): I move the motion standing in my name on the notice paper relating to the proposed timetable for completion of the Gungahlin Drive extension:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the ACT Government's commitment to build the Gungahlin Drive extension on time, on the western alignment, and to the same budget as that allocated to the eastern alignment; and

(2) directs the Minister for Planning, Mr Corbell, to table before the Assembly rises on Thursday, 6 June 2002 his proposed timetable for completing the Gungahlin Drive extension including but not limited to the:

(a) commencement and completion of environmental planning;

(b) commencement and completion of engineering planning;

(c) commencement of the draft variation process;

(d) timetable for the letting of tenders;

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