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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 4 Hansard (1 May) . . Page.. 715..


MR GENTLEMAN (continuing):

1991 could be helpfully annotated with a reference to the planning and development act of 2007, as the former act is expected to be replaced with the latter in 2007.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 25

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (11.48): I present the following report:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report 25-Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 260-Changes to A10 Residential Core Areas for Garran, Griffith, Hackett and Yarralumla, dated 10 April 2007, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Mr Speaker, this report takes into consideration several previous draft variations to the territory plan, including an earlier version of DV260, DV256, Kingston group centre park, section 22, and DV200, the garden city variation.

I will begin with a brief background to this inquiry. Territory plan variation No 200, or DV200, the garden city variation, introduced the A10 residential core area specific policy to the territory plan. This policy permits medium density housing near town, group and local centres and community amenities-usually within about 200 metres of local shopping centres and 300 metres of group or town centres. It imposes new statutory limitations on multi-unit redevelopment in established residential areas outside the designated core areas and restrictions on the extent and scale of dual occupancy developments. It also provides increased controls over what is permissible in A10 residential core areas, including height and building envelope controls. Before this variation was introduced, multi-unit development could occur almost anywhere in an ACT suburb.

There are several important features of this proposed territory plan variation. It reduces the extent of current A10 area-specific policy overlay in four suburbs but brings an additional section within it, in Garran. The committee notes that the variation will reduce the extent of the A10 area and confine it more closely around the Griffith local centre and Manuka group centre, which is consistent with the Griffith neighbourhood plan and stakeholder comment on DV260 in 2004. It will reduce the Yarralumla A10 core area to confine it more closely around the Yarralumla local centre, which is consistent with the Yarralumla neighbourhood plan 2004. It will reduce the Hackett A10 core area, which is consistent with the Hackett neighbourhood plan 2004, and adjust the A10 core area in Garran, again consistent with Garran neighbourhood plan 2004.

The committee compared the proposed changes to the territory plan with the neighbourhood plans for the relevant suburb and finds the changes to be broadly consistent with those plans. Some amendments to the proposed variation following


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