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Wednesday, 6 May 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 Stanhope, from 54 residents:

Macfarland Crescent—petition No 97

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: despite the speed limit signs, drivers frequently exceed the speed limit along Macfarland Crescent in Pearce and Chifley, putting residents and property along this road at risk.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: approve the installation of a chicane or speed bumps along Macfarland Crescent.

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.

Ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to a petition has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Barr, Minister for Planning, dated 4 May 2009, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Barr on 11 February 2009 concerning a development application in Theodore.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Planning—petition No 94

The response read as follows:

Response for tabling to petition lodged on 11 February 2009 by Mr Andrew Barr MLA, requesting 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, and furthermore, to consider the existing zoning laws that permit this type of development.

Development Application DA200813348 (Block 6 Section 624 Theodore), was lodged with the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) on 24 November 2008. The DA seeks approval for variation to the crown lease to permit multi-unit housing of a maximum of six dwellings, demolition of the existing residence, construction of a two-storey development comprising six townhouses, and associated landscaping, paving and other site works.

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