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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3271 ..

Thursday, 26 September 2002

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


Block 12 Section 2 Belconnen

The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Ms Tucker , from 121 residents.

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The petition of certain members of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly the inappropriate development on Block 12 Section 2 Belconnen, at the intersection of Coulter Drive and Nettlefold Street, and the threat to its magnificent remnant Yellow Box/Red Gum woodland.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to withdraw the block from development and preserve the area as public open space.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Board of inquiry into disability services

Papers and government response

MR WOOD (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services) (10.32): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Board of Inquiry into Disability Services-

Government response to the Recommendations of the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services, together with a tabling statement and Steps to Reform-Reform and Action Strategy for Disability Services in the ACT 2002-05, dated September 2002; and

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