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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3756..


complete the design brief and for rollout to occur by mid-2013. $4.1 million has been committed over four years for a network of park and ride, as I mentioned earlier, but also bike and ride facilities to support cyclists with better options to take some of their journey by cycling and to use public transport for part of their journey. There is also $31/2 million to construct and upgrade bus shelters across the bus network, with a focus on frequent and rapid routes. $7.3 million will construct stage 1 of the Belconnen to city transitway, including bus priority measures on Barry Drive and College Street. (Time expired.)

Planning—draft variation 307

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development and relates to draft variation to the territory plan 307, for the Brumbies site in Griffith, being given interim effect last week. Minister, why did you tell the Assembly last Thursday that the two processes for the site, the draft variation and the development application, were not contradictory when the DA is for a hotel lease but the draft variation to the territory plan is for a change to residential zoning and thus the two proposals are inconsistent?

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I understand that this particular draft variation has been referred to the standing committee for investigation and report. I do not wish to deny Ms Le Couteur the call but I just want to know whether the standing orders—

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! I can't hear Mr Hargreaves.

Mr Hargreaves: It only takes me about three seconds to get these characters cackling.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Hargreaves. I will just consider your point of order.

Mr Hargreaves: Mr Speaker, I just want to know whether it is consistent with the standing orders. If it is, fine.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Hargreaves. I think the standing order you are referring to is 117(e). That refers to anticipating the outcome of a committee inquiry. I think Ms Le Couteur's question seeks information and clarification. So on that basis I will allow the question.

Mr Hargreaves: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I appreciate that.

MR CORBELL: I think the context of the question that Ms Le Couteur asked me today is somewhat different from the context of the question she asked me previously. Perhaps I can seek to clarify the situation for Ms Le Couteur. We have that draft variation now having interim effect. That is draft variation 307 for the change of zoning for the site of the bowling club which is occupied by the Brumbies rugby club. That proposal is for a change to the territory plan to permit residential use—medium


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