Page 805 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Your time has expired, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Enough of the endless consultations and planning processes.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, resume your seat.

MR DOSZPOT: The clock was not stopped, Madam Deputy Speaker, while I was talking. I have got five seconds. Face up to the obligations that good government demands.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Sit down, Mr Doszpot. Sit down.

MR DOSZPOT: I commend the motion to the Assembly.


MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Planning, Minister for Roads and Parking, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Minister for Children and Young People and Minister for Ageing) (11.40): I thank Mr Doszpot for bringing this motion here today. It is important, of course, that the Assembly is aware of community interests and, as I said, it is great that Mr Doszpot could bring the motion here today. He did mention the amendment that I have circulated, and I have circulated that because the government cannot agree with some of the inconsistencies in Mr Doszpot’s original motion. However, having said that, my amendment does call for the government to take action in relation to Oaks Estate and I can advise that the Chief Minister and I will be meeting with the Oaks Estate Progress Association again as soon as timing can be arranged.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Gentleman, are you moving the amendment?

MR GENTLEMAN: Yes, I will move the amendment. I move:

Omit all words after paragraph (1)(c), substitute:

“(d) the need to work with local residents on a range of concerns, and that the ACT Government is working towards the advancement and renewal of Oaks Estate;

(e) that the ACT Government has recently published the Oaks Estate Master Plan which will guide the growth of Oaks Estate and promote better traffic movement, increased pedestrian and cycle connectivity, increased recreation and environmental opportunities and improvements to the public domain;

(f) that the Heritage Council is currently undertaking investigations into the heritage value of Oaks Estate and that the implementation of the Oaks Estate Master Plan will not impede on this process;

(g) that the ACT Government provides community based support in Oaks Estate through St Vincent de Paul;

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