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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . . Page.. 224..


The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 6: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended agreed to.

Planning—lease variation charge

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (4.57): I move the motion on the notice paper in my name regarding the lease variation charge:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the Lease Variation Charge captures fair value for the ACT community relating to the changed use of land that is owned ultimately by the ACT community;

(b) that the Government's 2011-2012 Budget contained generous remissions for the Lease Variation Charge to allow industry time to adjust to changed arrangements;

(c) that funds raised through the Lease Variation Charge will be put towards maintaining and improving the city through the Urban Improvement Program; and

(d) that these arrangements are important to protect the amenity, equity, and economic sustainability of our Territory; and

(2) calls on the Assembly to:

(a) support the ACT community receiving fair value for the changed use of land;

(b) support these arrangements for protecting the amenity, equity and economic sustainability of our Territory; and

(c) commit to retaining the Lease Variation Charge and the associated Urban Improvement Program over the next term of the Assembly.

Mr Smyth: On a point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker, I just wonder whether the motion is out of order because it purports, I suspect, to have the next Assembly, over


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