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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 5 May 2010) . . Page.. 1793 ..

we suddenly woke up to this new idea and that this is an initiative rather than the continuation of a sound land release policy that this government has.

As Mr Stanhope has articulated, it is a deliberate policy of our government to be proactive in its land supply releases. This will result in the release of around 4,000 dwelling sites on average each year over the next four years, supported by significant capital works—$55 million worth, in fact—to support the land release program.

I refer again to the State of the states report by CommSec. It has a heading “ACT on top of the state/territory rankings” and goes on to state:

The Australian Capital Territory now clearly occupies the position as best performing economy in the nation. In the previous survey conducted in January, ACT and Western Australia were jointly on top. But solid housing and broader construction activity in the ACT are driving economic growth, keeping unemployment at historically low levels. The strong performance of the ACT economy highlights the value of having a powerful growth driver.

As members can see, the results we have achieved are evident in this CommSec report and in the Access Economics data. It is proof that our strategy is achieving the desired results. I thank members for their contributions and I will not be supporting Mr Seselja’s amendment.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 10

Mr Doszpot

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Smyth

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion agreed to.

Neighbourhood Watch

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (4.28): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that residents have a right to feel safe in their neighbourhoods;

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