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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (12 March) . . Page.. 966 ..

MRS DUNNE (continuing):

I look forward to 1 April and seeing what the government has in mind for the people of West Belconnen. I put the government on notice that there are still two other motions on the notice paper in relation to Kippax. If there is not a satisfactory outcome on 1 April, they might see this back on the program on 2 April.

Question put:

That Ms Dundas's amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

 	Ayes 16                           Noes 1

 Mr Berry  	Mr Hargreaves  		Ms Tucker   
 Mrs Burke  	Ms MacDonald      
 Mr Corbell  	Mr Pratt      
 Mr Cornwell  	Mr Quinlan       
 Mrs Cross  	Mr Smyth
 Ms Dundas  	Mr Stanhope
 Mrs Dunne  	Mr Stefaniak
 Ms Gallagher   Mr Wood     
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

MS DUNDAS (5.13): I am hopeful now that this motion will pass the Assembly; that it will be the consensus view of this Assembly that we need to know what is happening with the planning process in Kippax; and that the people of West Belconnen can be assured that their issues have not been forgotten by this Assembly in any way, shape or form.

It was pleasing to see the government remake their commitment not to release commercial land in Kippax until further planning processes have been completed and we have more information about the future of the library.

Today is the first we have heard about the cross-department task force that is working to resolve these issues. The timetable for further planning as required by my amendment, now part of the motion, will add light to the work of the cross-department task force and its timetable.

We have heard that the issues at Kippax can be resolved before 30 June 2004, which is the date set down in my motion for the commencement of the permanent library building. I hope that the issues at Kippax can be resolved before 30 June 2004; that they can be resolved as soon as is possible. The people of West Belconnen, a growing community, have been waiting for years, almost a decade, for outcomes relating to their library site, their lack of community facilities, and a constructive plan about the future of their group centre.

I thank members for their participation in the debate today. We have raised a number of issues that have been affecting the people of West Belconnen and the Kippax

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