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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3575..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

happens. The Planning and Land Council, in its advice to the Planning and Land Authority, supported the draft variation, subject to any office development being permissible only after the swimming pool has been refurbished.

The third and fourth recommendations of the committee are that the proponents be required to provide security lighting for the car park on block 23 section 67, and that access to the Oasis Leisure Centre complies with relevant standards and guidelines. These recommendations are both design-related issues that will be addressed at the development application stage. I commend the variation to the Assembly.

Territory plan-variation No 214

Papers and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo-Minister for Health and Minister for Planning, and Acting Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support, Acting Minister for Women and Acting Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to subsection 29 (1)-Approval of Variation No 214 to the Territory Plan-Village of Hall, dated 21 September 2005, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

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

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Draft variation No 214 proposes to implement the outcomes of the 2002 master plan for the village of Hall. The Hall master plan identified the significance and uniqueness of Hall and established strategies to protect the village and its surrounds from inappropriate development. The Hall village precinct was included in the Interim Heritages Places Register in 2001. The proposals in the variation include the following:

  • changing the land use policy for part of Kinlyside valley from "residential"to "hills, ridges and buffer areas", which will define the rural buffers to the village;
  • deleting the 12B area-specific policy overlay which applies to the showground, Hall village reserve and Halls Creek reserve and including these areas within the "urban open space land use"policy instead;
  • including the Hall polocrosse field within the "urban open space land use"policy for consistency in land management; and
  • expanding the boundary of the Hall cemetery on the principle that it is retained for its historic value and managed to protect endangered grassy woodland and endangered orchid specimens found on the site.

This draft variation was released for public comment on 4 December 2004 and three written submissions were received. These submissions raised concerns regarding land management and conservation, particularly within the existing cemetery and the new hills, ridges and buffer area. As a result of the consultation process, a revision was made to the variation to include the polocrosse field in urban open space to facilitate land


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