Page 103 - Week 01 - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

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Wednesday 14 February 2018

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J 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.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Car park closure in O’Malley—petition 3-18

By Mr Hanson, from 81 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 the attention of the Assembly to the ACT Surveyor-General’s notice that the public car park adjacent to blocks 23 and 24 of Section 31 O’Malley is to be closed. These 3 portions now form block 25 which is to be sold under the Indicative Land Release Program.

The residents signed below petition thus:

That the Assembly instruct the Office of Surveyor-General to extend the closing date for lodgement of objections to the closure of the public car park on Pindari Street;

That the Assembly withdraw block 25, Section 31, O’Malley from sale and development under the ACT Government’s Indicative Land Release Program on the basis of increased traffic and noise, excessive and dangerous on-street parking on residential streets and the need for preservation of the stand of mature native trees and species seedlings;

That the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate undertake genuine public consultation and present its justification for the release for sale and development of this site as a community facility.

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 following response to two petitions has been lodged:

Mount Taylor access—petitions 18-17 and 27-17

By Ms Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services, received 12 February 2018, in response to petitions lodged by Mr Steel on 28 November 2017 concerning improved access to Mt Taylor.

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