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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (14 June) . . Page.. 1699..


Thursday, 14 June 2001

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petition

Hungarian Australian Club-land use policy changes

The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Corbell , from 637 residents:

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that we object to the proposed change to land use policy of Section 124 Blocks 2, 3, 14 and 15 otherwise known as the Hungarian Australian Club and adjoining vacant land. This change in land use policy will mean that our community land will turn into 3 storey high rise flats.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to not allow the proposed land use policy changes.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Land (Planning and Environment) Amendment Bill 2001 (No 4)

Mr Rugendyke, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR RUGENDYKE (10.34): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I table the Land (Planning and Environment) Amendment Bill 2001 (No 4), which aims to overcome historical siting errors in planning and land management records that can lead to defective development approvals for non-rural land.

Presently there is no requirement for development applications to be accompanied by a survey certificate that verifies existing siting details. The bill compels certain development applications to be lodged with such a certificate prepared by a registered surveyor.

Incorrect siting information has led to building height and location discrepancies that have resulted in referrals of disputes to the Commissioner for Land and Planning and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for resolution. This amendment intends to prevent


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