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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 21 September 2010) . . Page.. 4161 ..

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


Ministerial response

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

By Mr Stanhope, Minister for Land and Property Services, dated 7 September 2010, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Porter on 17 August 2010 concerning Hawker—Blocks 8 and 10, Section 34—Parking.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Planning—Hawker—petition No 109

The response read as follows:

I note that the petition is based on a premise that development of Blocks 8 and 10, Section 34 Hawker would adversely affect parking for the Hawker Group Centre. This premise is not soundly based and it is the Government’s intention that any development of these blocks would not adversely affect parking for the Hawker Group Centre.

With changes in retailing, the Hawker Group Centre is in a position to capture an increased expenditure. The benefits of this to the community could include, but are not limited to, a larger more competitive centre, an improved range of leisure facilities, a new “lifestyle” dimension to the centre and more efficient car-parking arrangements.

Information on the two options proposed, including changes to parking arrangements is available through the Land Development Agency’s website at and the LDA has also placed a “Question and Answer” section on the Community Consultation page of its website responding to issues raised by the community to date on parking issues.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Hargreaves for this sitting for personal reasons.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee


Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

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