Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3931..
MR MOORE (10.42): I move:
That the resolution agreed to by the Assembly on 23 May 1996, referring the issue of the protection of amenity rights to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment for inquiry and report, be amended by omitting "by the last sitting day of 1996".
Mr Speaker, the resolution of the Assembly that was agreed to on 23 May 1996, referring the issue of the protection of amenity rights to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment for inquiry and report, gave us a reporting date that we are simply not going to be able to meet, for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the amount of work before the committee. Even more important, I think, is the delay in receiving a submission from the Government. I discussed this matter with Mr Humphries and he indicated to me that he is comfortable about extending the reporting date. It is an important issue that has brought about quite a deal of contention throughout Australia. We have seen proposals in the media, from ACTEW in particular, as to how they might deal with one important aspect of this issue, namely, that of the distribution of telecommunications cables. So that the committee can give adequate consideration to it, it would be appreciated if the Assembly would support an extension of the reporting date.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
MR MOORE (10.44): I move:
(1) the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment inquire into and report by 31 May 1997 on issues raised in the Strategic Development Options for Ainslie and O'Connor plan, with particular reference to:
(a) the appropriateness of the proposed development for the area;
(b) the concerns of residents of the affected suburbs;
(c) the adequacy of the consultation process; and
(d) any other related matter;