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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1418..

Planning and Urban Services-Standing Committee

Statement by Chairman

MR HIRD: Mr Speaker, as Chairman of the Planning and Urban Services Committee, I seek leave, in accordance with standing order 246A, to make a statement concerning new inquiries for the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services.

Leave granted.

MR HIRD: I wish to inform the house that on 6 April 2001 the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services resolved to inquire into and report on three issues: the proposed development at South Bruce section 21 blocks 1, 3 and 4, and traffic arrangements on Haydon Drive in the district of Belconnen; section master planning for Turner sections 46, 47, 48 and 62; and the proposed Amaroo community precinct.

Each of these inquiries arise out of concern about proposed developments expressed particularly by local residents in these areas. They are similar to the Mawson, Athllon Drive inquiry that was recently completed by my committee. These inquiries demonstrate the local government role of this parliament. This committee is the vehicle by which residents can get issues and opinions drawn to the attention of this place. My committee is already hearing these issues and we will report to the house in due course. I commend those referrals to the house.

Executive business-precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Routine of business

Suspension of standing order 77

MR MOORE: (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (11.30): I move:

That standing order No 77 be suspended to allow:

(1) Executive business to have precedence over other business on Wednesday, 13 June 2001;

(2) Private Members' business to have precedence over other business on Thursday, 14 June 2001; and

(3) the routine of business for a sitting Thursday to apply to the sitting of the Assembly on Friday, 15 June 2001.

Mr Speaker, this is because at the next sitting we are meeting on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday instead of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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