Page 5069 - Week 12 - Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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Question put:

That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.


MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (5.28): I move the motion standing in my name on the notice paper:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that there is an increasing number of empty shopfronts in Civic, especially in the City Walk area;

(b) the increasing dominance of the Canberra Centre, including a development proposal for a further 11,000m2 of retail space;

(c) the centre’s design enables people to park and visit all wings without having to go outside of the mall;

(d) the anecdotal understanding that Canberra Centre owner, QIC, has been purchasing further retail space in the block bounded by Garema Place, City Walk and Petrie Plaza;

(e) public concern that an expanded Canberra Centre will take business away from shops outside the mall;

(f) that the only Master Plans for Civic are those for City West, and for the QIC precinct, not for the whole of Civic;

(g) current small business impact assessment is inadequate in assessing impacts on small businesses, especially given that the proponent appoints the assessment consultant;

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