Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (31 October) . .
MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (5.42): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 4758].
Amendment 1 applies only to the new fast-track process for the removal of dead trees. It would mean that the conservator can deregister a dead tree only if the deregistration is consistent with the existing established deregistration criteria that applied to a standard deregistration. This is a simple, straightforward addition to the process. It will ensure that the conservator cannot deregister a dead tree that still meets the registration criteria for which it was registered, unless it has become unsafe and there is no other reasonable option to making it safe.
Clause 4 agreed to.
MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (5.44): I move amendment No 2 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 4758].
Amendment 2 applies to the standard registration and deregistration process, not the new process for dead trees. It would provide appeal rights to anyone who made a submission on the registration or deregistration process. Its most important impact is likely to be that community groups such as community councils, the National Trust and the Conservation Council would be able to assist interested members of the community in their appeals.
Clause 5 agreed to.
Proposed new clause 6.
MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (5.45): I move amendment No 3 circulated in my name which inserts a new clause 6 [see schedule 1 at page 4759].
Amendment 3 would apply only to the new fast-track process for the removal of dead trees. It would provide appeal rights for this process, while the bill provides none. It is an important check on the powers of the conservator.
Proposed new clause 6 negatived.
Title agreed to.
Bill agreed to.
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