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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 9 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3227..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

these instruments must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after being given. Section 16B of the act—rollover of undisbursed appropriation—allows appropriations to be preserved from one financial year to the next, as outlined in instruments signed by me. This package includes three instruments signed under section 16B. The appropriation being rolled over under section 16B was not disbursed during 2007-08 and is required in the 2008-09 year for the completion of the projects and programs identified in the individual instruments.

The section 16B instruments included in the package comprise rollovers of government payment for: outputs of $1.146 million for the Department of Education and Training and $110,000 for the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services; expenses on behalf of the territory of $252,000 for the Department of Education and Training; and capital injections of $4.416 million for the Department of Education and Training, $3.451 million for the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, and $73,000 for Housing ACT. Details of these specific rollovers are found in the statement of reasons included with the instruments. I commend these instruments to the Assembly.

Territory Plan-Variation No 289

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 79(1)—Approval of Variation No 289 to the Territory Plan—Belconnen Town Centre—Changes to the Road Network, Inter-town Public Transport Route and other Zone Changes, dated 7 August 2008, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

In accordance with the provisions of the act, this variation is presented with the background papers and copies of the summaries and reports. I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: Variation No 289 of the territory plan is concerned with multiple sites that together aim to improve transport and urban design outcomes in the Belconnen town centre. The variation proposes to realign the intertown public transport route to a new transport corridor to improve public transport access to major destinations within the town centre. The existing bus interchange will be removed, and a series of new bus stations will allow buses to operate from the eastern to the western sides of the town centre, creating a more direct public transport link that will be used by all buses and not just a limited number of services that concurrently operate on the existing busway.

Mall extensions will also be facilitated by changing the zoning of parcels of land to permit commercial and retail development. These new development opportunities will


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