Page 2396 - Week 06 - Thursday, 23 June 2011

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I am very pleased that the previous Chief Minister, Mr Stanhope, wrote to Mr Redfern in February this year and advised him that we would arrange for this mulch to be delivered and spread over the site. That mulch has now been delivered, and in the meantime Mr Redfern and his small group of volunteers have been going from strength to strength. On 9 July the Ginninderra landcare catchment group will be hosting a morning tea to welcome the Holt community park carers to this growing body of volunteers who are interested in improving the amenity of our city.

This is a great example of the partnership between government and the community in improving the local amenity of our neighbourhoods and the type of approach that we will continue to undertake. I am sure that I join with other members, and indeed with Ms Porter, in congratulating Mr Redfern on taking the time to be interested in his local community and to invest some of his time and energy in his neighbourhood. I think it means that the Holt community park has a great future when we have strong and interested communities, such as those epitomised by Mr Redfern.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe?

MR COE: Minister, what progress has been made with regard to the maintenance of the land between the Illawarra Retirement Trust at Kangara Waters and Lake Ginninderra foreshore with regard to the transition from the building development to completion?

Members interjecting—

Mr Corbell: Can you say it again? I did not hear the last part of the question.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Let’s hear Mr Coe’s question.

MR COE: It was in regard to the maintenance of the public land after the construction process is finished.

MR CORBELL: I understand that that issue is being resolved between Territory and Municipal Services and the developer at this time, but I would be happy to get some further advice on it.

Lake Burley Griffin

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Chief Minister, and it concerns heritage and memorial issues around Lake Burley Griffin. The Canberra National Memorials Committee is the body that will make the decision about the proposed lakeside memorials. The National Memorials Ordinance of 1928 states that this committee should include two members who are residents of the ACT. There are currently no ACT representatives on this committee. What is the government doing to encourage the federal government to appoint ACT members to the committee?

Mr Smyth: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, the Chief Minister is not actually responsible for the National Memorials Committee, and I seek your guidance as to

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