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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 3 August 2017) . . Page.. 2506 ..

The committee notes that the minister’s response to the petition under standing order 100 indicates that a development application for Curtin Place had been refused by the Planning and Land Authority in February 2017 and notes that any future development applications located within the Curtin group centre will be assessed in accordance with relevant planning legislation. Following consideration of the petition and the minister’s response, the committee has determined that it will not be holding an inquiry into the matter at this time.


Motion (by Ms Berry) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Light Up Lyneham

MS LEE (Kurrajong) (4.03): On Saturday, 29 July I had the great pleasure of attending the Lyneham Community Association’s inaugural Light Up Lyneham event. The event was born out of the community’s bright idea—sorry about the pun—of celebrating the halfway mark of winter by lighting up the night with a lantern walk around the Lyneham wetlands. Groups like the Black Mountain Girl Guides, North Canberra Burley Griffin Girl Guides, Lyneham Primary School P&C, the Crossroads Church, Lisa Tozer from the Interview Coach and Lisa Burkart’s Recycled Winter Clothing helped to pull the event together.

As with any good community event, sausage sizzles, hot chocolate and hot apple cider, ice cream, cookies and cupcakes were in abundance. It was also a pleasure to see our very own Family Court judge, Justice Shane Gill, showing off his barbecue skills at the sausage sizzle. I was able to indulge in a cup of hot chocolate as, with our homemade lanterns, we took a nice walk around the Lyneham wetlands. Our way was lit by both a series of lanterns laid out by the community association and by a luminous Chinese dragon from the Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance group that danced its way along the bike paths of Lyneham.

I was delighted to see the community come together, which made it a really special event. More than 500 Lyneham-ites, if I can call them that, and other residents from all over my electorate were in attendance. Not only was this a great way to get to know Lyneham but it was also a good way to check out the beauty of the wetlands and a fun way of spending a Saturday evening.

I am grateful for the opportunity to engage in community initiatives such as this. It is always encouraging to see how events like this can bring Canberrans together. They are truly a testament to the vibrant, supportive and passionate community that exists within my electorate of Kurrajong.

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