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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004-2005 Week 1 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 19..


Tuesday, 7 December 2004

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional owners, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital territory.

Temporary deputy speakers—nomination

MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to the provisions of standing order 8, I nominate Mr Gentleman and Mrs Burke to act as Temporary Deputy Speakers. I table my correspondence to that effect.

Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation.

By Mr Stanhope, from 108 residents:

Residential core zoning

TO THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly: that your petitioners are residents of the Australian Capital Territory who will be affected adversely by Part B1 of the Residential Land Use Policies under Variation 200 to the Territory Plan (Variation 200), specifically the 'Area A10 Residential Core' (A10) zones; and that your petitioners are not aware of having received any direct communication from the Government concerning the policy formulation of Variation 200 and A10 zoning.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: declare a moratorium on the implementation of 'Area A10 Residential Core' zoning, including plans for multi unit development in the design concept stage and development applications proposed but not yet approved, to allow independent research into (a) the actual need for A10 zones in each suburb, (b) the social, financial and environmental impacts on existing residents of medium density residential development within each suburb and (c) the impact of this level of development on service infrastructure in and around the A10 zones; and to include new submissions by affected residents.

Residential core zoning

By Mr Stanhope, from 406 residents:

TO THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly: that your petitioners are residents of Aranda who will be


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