Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 8 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3359..
MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 25 contains the committee's comments on seven bills, 12 pieces of subordinate legislation, 10 government responses, the government's proposed amendments to the Litter (Shopping Trolleys) Amendment Bill and the health practitioner regulation national law regulation. 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
MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (12.01): I present the following report:
Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 6—Variation to the Territory Plan No 299 Lawson South—Introduction of a Structure Plan, Concept Plan and Zone Changes, dated 28 July 2010, together with copies of the transmittal letter and extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings
That the report be noted.
The report of the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services in relation to variations to the territory plan No 299 was released by the committee when the Assembly was not sitting. The variation proposes to change the residential RZ1 suburban zones in Lawson South to a range of urban zones to enable high density and urban development whilst aiming to protect significant natural features and open space and retaining the TSZ2 transport and service zones as the site of the electrical substation.
The variation also proposes to introduce a structure plan and concept plan to provide greater guidance for urban development at Lawson South for the introduction of more specific urban zones.
The committee noted that a satisfactory community consultation process had been conducted by ACTPLA and that variation No 299 had been amended since the public consultation version to take into account the majority of concerns raised in the submissions to ACTPLA. However, the committee made a number of pertinent recommendations—15 in all.
The committee supports the notion of increased density in Lawson South because of its proximity to Belconnen South, the Kaleen group centre and the University of Canberra and believes there may be capacity for some areas to be RZ2 rather than RZ1 residential zoning.
With regard to open space provisions, the committee recommends that space for community gardens should be a requirement of the development of Lawson South and that ACTPLA be substantially involved in the urban design of open space provisions.