Page 743 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 9 March 2005

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Wednesday, 9 March 2005

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.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:


By Mr Stefaniak, from 81 residents:


The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Next Assembly that the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Kuringa Drive Spence is in urgent need of a traffic engineering assessment and upgrade.

In recent months there have been a number of serious motor vehicle accidents at this intersection. Your petitioners therefore request the Next Assembly to call on steps to have this assessment undertaken and this dangerous intersection upgraded immediately.

Car parking—Bunda Street

By Mr Stanhope, from 1,722 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, the petition of concerned residents of the ACT, draws to the attention of the Assembly that:-

1.QIC (the developer) of Section 84 Civic, has mislead the residents and business operators of the ACT regarding the timing of the closure of the surface parking in Precinct A (the corner Bunda and Petrie Streets).

2.A brochure titled Current Construction Activities, October 2004 states that QIC is committed to delivering car parking as part of the initial works program in Precinct B. QIC also stated in the brochure the interim parking arrangements (Precinct A) would be available during this (initial works) stage of construction.

3.The new Section 84 City 2004 Master Plan, released December 2004, also states—early provision of basement parking on Precinct B (by mid 2005) will boost available spaces in the short to medium term (in the Bunda Street area).

4.We respectfully remind the Assembly that certain works (including the new Griffin Centre with basement parking) are part of the Lessee’s deed of agreement obligations to the Territory.

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