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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3174..


Scrutiny report 10

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 10, dated 10 August 2009, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report No 10 contains the committee's comments on seven bills, 11 pieces of subordinate legislation, 10 government responses, one private member's response and a review of secrecy clauses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Report 2

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (10.36): I present the following report:

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 2—Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 288, dated 9 July 2009, including additional comments (Ms Le Couteur), together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

In tabling this report on the draft variation today, I would remind members that it contains two parts: changes to residential zone multi-unit housing development code part A(5); and Lyons estate redevelopment changes to the zoning for blocks 3 and 4 section 69 Lyons, and block 8 section 47 Lyons. Largely due to the above, the consultation undertaken by the standing committee was extended to ensure that stakeholders were given an opportunity to both understand the variation being proposed and comment on it.

As the report outlines, RZ5 zones are high density zones that aim to create a wide range of affordable and sustainable housing choices within a high density residential environment to accommodate population growth and meet changing household and community needs, particularly on transport corridors, employment centres and commercial development, to provide an opportunity for home-based employment and to promote energy efficiency and conservation and sustainable water use.

Before coming to the committee, the joint venture for Lyons had undergone extensive consultation, and the committee heard from one witness that it was "one of the better consultations". Nevertheless the committee took pains to ensure that its own processes


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