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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 5 May 2015) . . Page.. 1271 ..

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) 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.


The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Coe, from 166 residents:

Planning—Giralang shops—petition No 3-15

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly that Giralang has been without local shops for a decade.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to express their support for the completion, without further delay, of the full approved development of the shops currently under construction. Further we call on the Assembly to enact legislation, if necessary, to limit further legal appeal by those opposing the development.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Ministerial response

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

By Mr Rattenbury, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, dated 1 May 2015, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Doszpot on 24 March 2015 concerning a public transport system from the parliamentary triangle to the business areas of Manuka and Kingston during the peak lunch period.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Transport—public—petition No 2-15

The response read as follows:

The new ACTION Bus Network 14 commenced on Monday 1 September 2014.

Since the introduction of Network 14, Public Transport has been monitoring the network using performance data available from the MyWay and NXTBUS systems and identifying areas for improvement.

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