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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 7 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 1708..


MR GENTLEMAN (continuing):

development while maintaining its cultural, historic and rather diverse nature. This DV 276, if implemented, will enable the development of sites such as cultural centres, shops, eateries, et cetera, within the precinct, consistent with the ANU exchange master plan and implementation plan, the precinct deed between the ACT government and the ANU, and other regulatory requirements.

It is with this in mind that the committee recommends that this proposal, draft variation to the territory plan, proceed. I wish to note several of the recommendations to the Assembly. The committee recommends that the development of section 20 include high-quality landscaping with native trees and plants, which complement those around some ANU buildings on McCoy Circuit and Ellery Crescent, to reinforce the southern gateway to the university.

The committee recommends that the heritage and cultural significance of the ROCKS area be recognised and commemorated in the new development. I should say, I had the opportunity to visit with some of the ROCKS residents in their temporary accommodation just the other week. They all seemed very happy with that temporary accommodation. The committee recommends that the ACT Planning and Land Authority place particular importance on the achievement of active street frontages in the ANU exchange area, with particular reference to University Avenue as the centrepiece of the redevelopment in City West.

The committee recommends that the landscape character of University Avenue be enhanced, forming an extended avenue merging into the main Childers Street entrance to the ANU. In closing, I thank my fellow committee members, Mary Porter and Mr Zed Seselja, and the committee secretary, Hanna Jaireth, for their work on this inquiry. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

Debate resumed from 31 May 2007 on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra—Leader of the Opposition) (12.15): The opposition will be supporting this bill. This is, I think, the 16th in a series started by the previous government to make minor legislative and other non-contentious changes. It is amazing what non-contentious little inaccuracies are picked up in our legislation. We would be hoping to have smaller and smaller JACS bills, but we are not; so there are probably a few more to come yet. The bill introduces a couple of very minor initiatives. The bill amends the Agents Act, the classifications regulations, the Community Title Act, the Crimes Act, the Criminal Code, the Criminal Code regulation, the Human Rights Commission Act, the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Act and other acts with minor amendments which are not contentious.

There are some non-contentious new provisions for the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act enabling the estate of a deceased person who dies from an asbestos-related disease to


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