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Question so resolved in the negative.

Mr Seselja’s amendment to Mr Stanhope’s proposed amendment negatived.

Question put:

That Mr Stanhope’s amendment be agreed to.

Ayes 10

Noes 7

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Mulcahy

Ms Gallagher

Mr Quinlan

Mr Pratt

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Stanhope’s amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Civic centre development

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (4.26): I move:

That, in regard to the future development of Civic Centre, including City Hill, this Assembly:

(1) welcomes the enthusiasm and vision of the various frameworks for development that are now in the public arena;

(2) calls for the public debate on the issue to encompass the broader plans of the National Capital Authority and existing agreements such as the City West Masterplan;

(3) recognises the need to build in broad community and industry acceptance to any plans of this magnitude; and

(4) calls on the ACT Government to ensure:

(a) the major planning decisions are informed by a community values exercise that incorporates the perspectives of the full range of stakeholders, consistent with the Chief Minister’s Department consultation protocol; and

(b) any task force or development body set up to manage the process includes community, business, Territory and Federal Government representatives, and provides advice to the Government which is open and transparent.

There is no doubt that the opportunity to look again at Canberra’s central business area is a great opportunity to remake Civic for the 21st century. That it is timely is evidenced by

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