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Talking to the government

The residents’ group, now named the Friends of Hawker Village (FoHV), held a public meeting at the Belconnen Soccer Club on 14 July 201o to discuss the development proposal.  Despite little publicity, over 100 people attended.  Some supported the ACT Government’s plan to sell the two car parks but the overwhelming majority did not.  Representatives of FoHV, in July, visited several local members of the ACT Legislative Assembly to highlight community concerns – Mary Porter (Labor), Meredith Hunter and Caroline Le Couteur  (Greens) and Alistair Coe (Liberal), in that order (see Brief for MLAs).  Following this, FoHV compiled and had printed a brochure explaining its purpose.  This brochure was hand-delivered in September to nearly all households in the four suburbs regarded as the catchment for the Hawker Centre – Page, Scullin, Hawker and Weetangera.  It also established a website and issued e-newsletters to those on its supporter list.