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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) 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.

Red Hillā€”development

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (10.04): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the Federal Golf Club have flagged their intention to develop retirement living on a section of their existing lease;

(b) the Federal Golf Club has attempted to redevelop the site on numerous occasions since 1998;

(c) the Red Hill Open Space area, and the Red Hill Nature Reserve, contain the Federal Golf Club lease as well as a number of large open space blocks in Garran, Hughes and Deakin and some privately owned commercial crown leases in Deakin;

(d) the Federal Golf Club lies within a bushfire prone area and the land has been assessed as being at high risk to life and property due to bushfires;

(e) prior to a development application being lodged, the ACT Government established and ran a consultation phase which consisted of three private invitation only meetings;

(f) a number of community groups have been involved in the Government-run Federal Golf Club Community Panel including:

(i) Conservation Council ACT Region;

(ii) Deakin Residents Association;

(iii) Friends of the Grassland ACT;

(iv) Garran and Hughes Residents Action Group;

(v) Hughes Residents Association;

(vi) Council on the Ageing; and

(vii) Red Hill Regenerators;

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