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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 10 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 4289..


Thursday, 26 August 2004

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) 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.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 35

[Cognate motion:

Territory plan-variation No 241]

Debate resumed from 24 August 2004, on motion by Ms Dundas:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Motion (by Mrs Dunne) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent notice of the day No 2, Assembly business, relating to the rejection of Variation No 241 to the Territory Plan, being called on forthwith.

MR SPEAKER: I remind members that in debating order of the day No 1, Assembly business, relating to report 35 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment, they can also comment on notice of the day No 2, Assembly business, relating to the rejection of variation 241 to the territory plan.

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (10.35): Mr Speaker, I had not intended to respond to report 35 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment, relating to variation 241 to the territory plan, simply because I outlined the government's response to that committee report, which endorsed the variation, after question time yesterday when I tabled the final variation itself.

Let me just deal quickly with the issue of the disallowance motion that Mrs Dunne has foreshadowed that she proposes to move. I will start simply by outlining again to members what variation 241 deals with. It changes the territory plan map to respond to the relocation of Jaeger Circuit by replacing the urban open space and residential land use policies on a small part of blocks 1, 2 and 3 of section 21 Bruce with a community facility land use policy.

It expands the Gossan Hill nature reserve by replacing the community facility land use policy covering the northern part of block 4 section 4 Bruce with the hills, ridges and buffers areas land use policy, and it replaces the residential land use policy over the remainder of blocks 1 and 3 of section 21 Bruce with an urban open space land use policy. All these changes relate to the realignment of Jaeger Circuit, are minor, and will all facilitate the development of an aged care facility on land the majority of which is already subject to the community facility land use policy. The other changes expanding the amount of land available for conservation and recreation purposes.


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