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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 25 October 2018) . . Page.. 4260 ..

We also listened to the community and went further than the government’s original ideas on parking. Given that one of the chief attractions of Mawson—I know this sounds not that wonderful—is that the parking is fairly easy compared to some of the alternative shopping destinations, it was very clear from the business owners that any change in that would be problematic for Mawson. The government is clearly looking at a potential second supermarket, and we could see the purpose of this. We also saw quite clearly the reasoning behind the government’s ideas as to where the second supermarket should possibly be on block 6, section 57.

We also thought green space was very good. We seconded the community’s suggestions for creating a new courtyard at the southern end of block 17. For those of you who know Mawson, it is around the bit of the car park where there is the Subway and the little bus shelter. We also thought it would be very good if, in fact, the draft Territory Plan included the walking and cycling network.

Now moving back to me as committee chair, I thank everybody concerned with this: the directorate officials, interested organisations and, very importantly, members of the community. I also, of course, thank my fellow committee members, who, at the time that this was done, were Ms Orr, Mr Parton, Ms Cheyne and Mr Milligan. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (11.30): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal. At a private meeting on 14 March 2018, the committee resolved to undertake an inquiry into development application processes in the ACT. At that time the committee set a reporting date of the last sitting day in November 2018.

The committee has had a high level of public interest in the inquiry and has received extensive input into the inquiry via the submission process and at subsequent hearings. In light of the breadth of the terms of reference and in order to give the evidence received due consideration, the committee has now resolved that it intends to report before the end of 2019.

Executive members’ business—precedence

Ordered that executive members’ business be called on.

Government Procurement (Secure Local Jobs) Amendment Bill 2018

Debate resumed from 2 August 2018, on motion by Ms Stephen-Smith:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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