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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (12 March) . . Page.. 964 ..

MS TUCKER (continuing):

community do not have confidence on this issue. That is why I think it would be better and more respectful to allow a master plan process. I do not see why the master plan process has to slow everything down so much. Maybe I need to be told it will not. Ms Dundas's motion requires that this announcement be made not at a certain time but by a certain time. If we can do it more quickly but still have the fundamental structure of a master plan, then we could achieve the ends we all want and the community wants.

MS DUNDAS (4.59): Mr Deputy Speaker, I seek leave to move the three amendments circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MS DUNDAS: I move:

(1) omit "to complete a master plan for Kippax";

(2) after "financial year,"omit "and";

(3) after "community facility"add "and table the timetable for further planning consultation for the Kippax Group Centre by 1 April 2003.".

At 5.00 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the debate was interrupted. The motion for adjournment of the Assembly having been put and negatived, the debate was resumed.

MS DUNDAS: I move my amendments with a slightly heavy heart, but I am committed to getting on the record this Assembly's support for a planning process in Kippax and for redevelopment of the Kippax library. We could leave the motion stand and make the point that just under a majority of this Assembly are committed to a master planning process, but in my mind that would not progress issues in this Assembly and put it on the permanent record that this Assembly as a whole recognises the need for planning and redevelopment in Kippax for the West Belconnen community.

Rest assured, Minister, that if the planning process that is under way does not result in any greater confidence within the community about the progression of redevelopment of Kippax by the end of this year, then there will be nothing stopping us from coming back on the first sitting day of 2004, again calling for the master planning process in Kippax. I give notice that if the minister's planning process as outlined is not satisfactory then that is the likely outcome.

Further, my amendments seek to have the timetable for the planning process that the minister has discussed tabled in this place so that we see can see it in black and white and so that there is a concrete timetable the community can monitor and be part of.

I hope that with these amendments the majority of this Assembly can agree that we need planning in Kippax and that we need firm dates to go with these planning processes. Then we can move on and get community input on rebuilding the Kippax group centre for the community of West Belconnen.

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (5.03): I thank Ms Dundas for her preparedness to consider amending her motion. It is a good

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