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Paper petition

Subject:Buffer zones and development in the Parkwood area
Eligibility:ACT residents
Sponsoring Member:Caroline Le Couteur MLA
Num of Signatures:664
Referred to Minister05/06/2019
Responded To:Yes

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TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
Petition to MLAs re Parkwood Planning Proposal

Grievance : Residential development in the Parkwood area of NSW adjacent to the ACT, bounded by the Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra Gorges, is dependent upon the provision of essential services by the ACT Government under a Cross-Border Agreement. Such an arrangement could, potentially, be a burden on the ratepayers of the ACT especially as the gorges contribute to dynamic bushfire propagation which is not yet covered by the Australian Bushfire Standard. The proposed buffer zones around the urban area will not adequately protect the ecology, the history or the residents.
Petition: We, the undersigned residents of the ACT, petition the Legislative Assembly to reject any cross-border proposal before further independent, definitive research establishes effective buffer zones to better protect biodiversity and aboriginal heritage, and to ensure the safety of residents from catastrophic bushfire events.

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