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Thursday, 27 June 1996
Page: 2317


Senator CHRIS EVANS —by leave—At the request of Senator Schacht, I present to the Senate the following petition, from 419 citizens, which is not in conformity with the standing orders as it is not in the correct form:

Prime Minister of Australia

Leader of the Federal Opposition

The Hon Bob Carr MP, Premier of NSW

The Hon Peter Collins MP, Leader of the NSW Opposition

Madam Unice Raymond, Mayor of Willoughby

Councillors Sue Randle, Pat Reilly and Judith Rutherford, Willoughby Council

Mr Hol Smith, Acting Chief Executive, Sydney Electricity

Mr Dave Hoare, Chairman, Telstra Corporation

Mr Geoff Cousins, Chairman Optus Vision

We the undersigned residents of Castlecrag NSW respectfully request that no above ground pay TV cables (Optus, Telstra or other) be deployed in Castlecrag. We feel that the historical, geographic, environmental and visual uniqueness of Castlecrag, with its Walter Burley Griffin architecture and being a distinct peninsula with significant harbour foreshore and native areas, would be significantly scarred by the introduction of above ground cabling.

We therefore request that any pay TV cables in Castlecrag are underground and that, in so doing pay TV providers work with Sydney Electricity to also achieve undergrounding of electricity lines.