Page 1909 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 3 June 2015

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair 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 Doszpot, from 62 residents:

Planning—Campbell service station—petition No 8-15

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

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

The Campbell Service Station site has been vacant for more than six years. Since early 2014, the site has become overgrown with weeds, is a dumping ground for rubbish and is a hazard to public safety with gates hanging off hinges and uneven surfaces of broken concrete and dirt;

Several requests to the Minister for Planning to have the site cleaned up revealed unless a site is covered at least 30 per cent by rubbish, then no action will be taken by the ACT government. This is unacceptable to us.

The Campbell Service Station site continues to be unsightly, insecure and unsafe, requiring immediate rectification.

After a prolonged period of neglect and dilapidation, the Campbell Service Station site requires redevelopment as a matter of urgency.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to take immediate action to require the lessee of the Campbell Service Station site to:

make the site safe and secure by re-attaching the gates and maintaining the fencing as promised in November 2014;

keep the site safe and secure through regular inspection and repairs;

clean the site up and keep it clean; and

bring forward a Development Application for the site as a matter of urgency

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.

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