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Tuesday, 4 August 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 Rattenbury, from 1,553 residents:

Lyneham—urban open space—petition No 9-15

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

The following residents of the Australian Capital Territory draw to the attention of the Assembly the potential loss of Urban Open Space (PRZl) in Lyneham through sub-leasing and development, in particular by the current proposal to sub-lease and develop Lyneham Neighbourhood Oval.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to prevent further loss of Lyneham’s Urban Open Space by (1) not entering into further sub-leases of Urban Open Space to any business enterprise, (2) not allowing further development on Urban Open Space by any business enterprise, and (3) not rezoning any land currently zoned Urban Open Space for the benefit of any business enterprise.

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 Gentleman, Minister for Planning, dated 23 July 2015, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Coe on 5 May 2015 concerning Giralang Shops.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Giralang shops—petition No 3-15

The response read as follows:

I understand the petition brings to the attention of the Assembly that Giralang has been without local shops for a decade, and that the petitioners 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, they call upon the Assembly to enact legislation, if necessary, to limit further legal appeal by those opposing the development.

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