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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 2319..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 29-Approval of Variation No 223 to the Territory Plan-Block 8 Section 55 Greenway (Lakeside Leisure Centre) and Block 13 Section 46 Greenway (enclosed sportsgrounds-Tuggeranong)-Public land overlay (Ph)-Sport and recreation reserve, dated 8 June 2004, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Draft variation No 223 proposes to amend the territory plan map by adding a sport and recreation reserve-public land (Ph) area specific policy overlay to block 8 section 55 and block 13 section 46 of Greenway. The variation was released for public comment on 30 January this year, with comments closing on 12 March this year. No written submissions were received during that period. No revisions were made to the variation as a result of the consultation process.

In its report No 30 of May this year the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment made two recommendations in relation to the draft variation. The committee's first recommendation was that, in the development of proposals for future draft variations to the territory plan, ACTPLA should ensure that substantive evidence to justify the change to the land use policy is provided.

The ACT Planning and Land Authority is mindful of the need to clearly and concisely explain to the community and the Legislative Assembly the reasons behind all proposed variations of the territory plan. In light of the committee's recommendation, the authority will ensure that the justification for any variation to the territory plan involving a change of land use is commensurate with the significance of the underlying planning principles and policies.

The committee's second recommendation was that it endorses variation 223 as a variation to the territory plan.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 27-government response

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report 27-Inquiry into the building of a supermarket next to the Belconnen Markets-Government response.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Report 27 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment responds to a petition presented by Ms Roslyn Dundas MLA on 21 October 2003 from 1,661 residents to the Assembly "requesting that the Assembly pass legislation allowing


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