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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 8 Hansard (11 August) . .

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The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly the proven success of the Belconnen Arts Centre since stage 1 opened in 2009 and we look forward to the ACT Government completing stage 2 of the Centre as an essential part of Belconnen's community and culture.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the Government to commit to a timeline and funding to complete the Belconnen Arts Centre by 2021.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, this petition stands referred to the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.


Ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to a petition has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 10 August 2016—Response to petition No. 6-16, lodged by Mr Corbell on 3 August 2016, concerning the rezoning of Mr Fluffy houses in Braff Street, Hackett.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Hackett rezoning—petition No 6-16

The response read as follows:

I write to you to provide my response, pursuant to standing order 100, to petition No. 6-16 lodged by Mr Simon Corbell MLA in the Legislative Assembly (the Assembly) on 3 August 2016.

The Government is committed to protecting the residential amenity and character of established suburbs, including Hackett. There are 29 blocks in Hackett included on the list of blocks affected by loose fill asbestos insulation. The majority of these blocks are located within the residential RZ1 suburban zone. I approved Territory Plan variation number 343 (V343), to permit unit titled dual occupancy development on 'Mr Fluffy' blocks surrendered under the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme in 2015. My decision was based on a need to defray some of the significant cost of the Government's response to the 'Mr Fluffy' issue whilst continuing the positive neighbourhood amenity in the established Canberra suburbs. V343 commenced on 17 February 2016.

The variation was subject to the statutory requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2007 including public consultation and an inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Standing Committee for Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services. At the time the Environment and Planning

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