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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 2700 ..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

Blocks 4, 5 and 6 are odd-shaped pieces of land fragmented but contiguous with block 1 section 31. It was considered that these individual parcels were not capable of being developed for any viable alternative use. Granting them to the owner of the adjacent block maximised their value, and their immediate consolidation with block 1 achieved a better planning and urban design outcome for the redevelopment of the Latham shops.

Each of the leases I have tabled will significantly improve the social, sporting or cultural wellbeing of the Canberra community.


Mr Corbell, on behalf of Mr Wood, presented the following papers:

Performance report

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 25A-Quarterly departmental performance report for the June quarter 2002 for the Department of Health and Community Care.

Petitions-Out of order

Gungahlin Drive extension-Aranda-

Mr Stanhope (54 citizens).

Mr Stanhope (592 citizens).

Training excellence awards

Matter of public importance

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Speaker has received a letter from Ms MacDonald proposing that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Assembly for discussion, namely:

The need for the Assembly to recognise the contribution that apprentices and trainees from all fields make to the Canberra community, especially those who have been nominated for tonight's ACT Training Excellence Awards, and to congratulate them for their achievement in being nominated.

MS MacDONALD (4.11): Mr Deputy Speaker, it gives me great pleasure today to rise in the Assembly to speak to this matter of public importance. Some of you may know that the ACT training excellence awards will be conferred tonight at a gala dinner and ceremony at Parliament House. Tonight's event will pay due recognition to the hard-working trainees and apprentices and to those dedicated and selfless people who have spent many hours teaching, training and providing lifelong skills, whether they be formal trainers or employers imparting their skills. I look forward to attending these awards and presenting some of them, as well as listening to Minister Corbell's speech tonight. I also look forward to the contributions of other Assembly members in recognising the achievements of tonight's award winners and nominees.

Mr Humphries: Do not count on too much happening.

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