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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 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 petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Barr, from 62 residents:

Planning (No 94)

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

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that: the residents of Brigden Cres., Latchford St. and Eltham Pl. in the suburb of Theodore, to prohibit changes to the lease at 19 Brigden Crescent, in order to halt a proposed development of 4 one bedroom and 2 two bedroom townhouses, in a quiet residential area comprised of families and retired couples. As residents we are concerned with the substantial increase in traffic movements in a small and narrow suburban street, upon which children regularly play. We are also concerned by the encroachment of noise upon the neighbourhood. Finally, if the lease amendment is approved the proposed development will be out of character, and to the detriment of the existing streetscape.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: Intercede in the deliberations of ACTPLA upon development application 200813348, to ensure the proposed development does not proceed in its current form. Furthermore, we request your consideration of the existing zoning laws that allow development of this nature in quiet, family orientated communities.

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.

Capital works—projects

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (10.02): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the failure of the Stanhope Government to deliver capital works projects on time and on budget;

(b) the significant spending on capital works projects as part of the Rudd Government’s proposed $42 billion package of stimulus for the Australian economy; and

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