Page 3416 - Week 11 - Wednesday, 18 September 2013

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Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mrs Jones

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Children and young people—Boundless Canberra playground

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (6.12): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the importance of ensuring that all children, regardless of the challenges they face, can fully participate in society;

(b) the development of Boundless Canberra, the ACT’s first inclusive playground, as a Centenary project driven by the commitment and enthusiasm of ACT Government public sector employees;

(c) that many public servants have signed up to workplace-giving schemes to donate a proportion of their salary to the project;

(d) that the ACT government is supporting the project through a $1 million loan, and that business and construction industry cash and in-kind support is now worth over $500,000; and

(e) that Stage 1 works are expected to be ready to open early in 2014;

(2) acknowledges the significant leadership of the ACT Government’s public sector employees in working to make Boundless Canberra a reality; and

(3) calls on the Government and all Members of the Assembly to promote Boundless Canberra at every opportunity and encourage further donations to ensure it can be delivered as a significant Centenary gift to the ACT community.

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