Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 11 May 2017) . . Page.. 1639 ..
Thursday, 11 May 2017
MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
Statement by Speaker
MADAM SPEAKER: For the history buffs in the room, I would like to let you know that on this day 28 years ago, following self-government, the Assembly sat for the very first time. Rosemary Follett was elected as Chief Minister, Trevor Kaine as the Leader of the Opposition and David Prowse as Speaker. We do not very often sit and recognise that.
The following petition was lodged for presentation:
Giralang community precinct—petition No 12-17
By Ms Orr, from 107 residents:
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:
We want to see the Giralang Community Precinct grow and become a vibrant place for our community and we believe it is important our local community has access to high quality public spaces.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly calls on the Government to:
1. Allocate the $100,000 election commitment for design and landscaping of Giralang Park design to the upcoming 2017-2018 Budget.
2. Use the $100,000 to deliver a park in conjunction with the Giralang Community.
3. Support the development and revitalisation of the Giralang Community Precinct into a more valuable and accessible space for the local community.
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.