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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 7 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 2057..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

governance changes with the development and establishment of the chief planning executive, the ACT Planning and Land Authority and the Land Development Agency. We followed that up with the strategic planning framework for the ACT, the Canberra spatial plan and its associated documents, including a sustainable transport plan. Tonight we have put those pieces of policy into law and made them the formal strategic planning framework for the territory. Tonight we have completed the task that as a government we set ourselves a number of years ago: to completely overhaul the planning legislation in the ACT.

Of course, there is still work to be done, particularly in relation to the territory plan and the codes within that. But this evening we are putting in place a completely new framework for the conduct of planning and development in the ACT. It is a moment that should not go completely unremarked.

I express my personal thanks for the diligence, hard work and commitment of the members of the planning system reform team. I have lost count of the number of meetings I had with them as minister—and Minister Barr probably has already lost count. But whether it was explaining the intricacies of use as development, how codes will work, the different assessment tracks or a range of other issues, they have always been professional, diligent and patient in explaining it to their ministers, to the broader community, to their colleagues within government and to a whole range of other people. So thank you all. I formally put on the record my thanks to them and wish them well in the ongoing process of implementing this bill.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Planning and Development (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007

Debate resumed from 31 May 2007, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SPEAKER: I remind members that on Tuesday we had a cognate debate on this and two other bills. I therefore propose now to put the question that the bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11.06):

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