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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 13 Hansard (12 November) . . Page.. 4959..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

the LDA. It is a development method or possibility that is being proposed by the developer. In a couple of instances that I am aware of, we are happy to seek to facilitate that.

It may be that some of the implications that are longer term will be a reduction in the need for TAMS to provide that maintenance. But, Ms Le Couteur, I am not aware that the decision by some developers to pursue developments through community title is being pursued or agitated for by government. I am not aware of that particular development that you raise or the history of that. I will, now that you have asked about that particular development at Crace, take specific advice on it and determine whether or not there was, or what level of government involvement there has been, in it and I will report back to you on that. I will take specific advice on that particular development, but I have been engaged in some other discussions in relation to other developments where the developer has pursued community title of his own volition, and pursued it strongly. Indeed, there has been some resistance by government agencies to granting or actually pursuing community title.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, a supplementary question?

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, the Crace sales documentation says:

Most of the urban terraces have been designed to sit approximately 15 degrees to the right of E/W ...

Why are they not orientated to face north?

MR STANHOPE: I must say that I am aware of your strong interest in issues around solar orientation. I have sought to keep up with you in relation to interest on this subject, but I do not know the answer to that question in relation to this development. Once again, I am more than happy to seek an explanation for the siting decisions that were taken by the developer and approved in relation to the development. I am more than happy to look into it and to convey that information to you.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary question?

MS BRESNAN: Why does the sales documentation for the Crace development state there will be no public housing?

Mr Corbell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: the initial question was about community title in relation to the Crace development. We are now going across a whole range of other matters. I would have thought that the standing orders require a high level of specificity in terms of consistency between the original question and the supplementary question. It seems to me it is getting a little bit broad.

Ms Bresnan: On the point of order, Mr Speaker: we are talking about the Crace development. The two questions that both Ms Le Couteur and I have asked are specifically about the Crace development and, therefore, are relevant.

Mr Corbell: It was about community title.


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