Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 2981..
MRS DUNNE (continuing):
neighbourhood plan fit together with the spatial plan and sustainability?" They are trying to get it to lock together.
We have discovered that they do not lock together. They go in sequence in a different order. When we have completed everything in 2 years time or 18 months time, we will almost certainly find that what we have decided in draft variation 200 does not fit with our view of what Canberra should look like in 25 or 30 years and we will have to go back and do it again, creating more uncertainty and more instability in this town.
We should be striving to find a day when planning is not the pre-eminent issue for dinner-table conversation and for public meetings around this place, when planning runs smoothly like clockwork in the background, making this plan better rather than pulling it apart as is happening.
I implore members of the Assembly to think about the implications of what this minister has done. It is all laudable, but it is just wrong-headed, and we need to impose a little bit of order and a little bit of rigour on what this minister plans to do. If we have real community consultation on the spatial plan, on the social plan and on the white paper, we will get the right answers. But we do not want to be bushwhacked along the way and locked into something in draft variation 200 which will prevent us from getting the right answers.
That the motion be agreed to
The Assembly voted-
Ayes 5 Noes 8 Mrs Dunne Mr Berry Mr Quinlan Mr Humphries Mr Corbell Mr Stanhope Mr Pratt Ms Dundas Ms Tucker Mr Smyth Ms Gallagher Mr Stefaniak Mr HargreavesQuestion so resolved in the negative.
Ms Gallagher, in accordance with standing order 128, fixed the next day of sitting as the time for the moving of this motion.