Page 2368 - Week 07 - Thursday, 4 August 2022

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At a private meeting on 27 July 2022, the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into dangerous driving. The committee will inquire into and report on dangerous driving, with particular reference to:

(a) criminal justice response to dangerous driver offending in the ACT;

(b) police response to dangerous driving in the ACT, both in prevention and in post-crash response;

(c) capacity of trauma services and support services to respond to the post-crash event;

(d) prison sentences, fines and vehicle sanctions legislated for dangerous driver offences in the ACT;

(e) support for victims of dangerous driving offences through the justice system;

(f) corrections responses and sentencing regime for dangerous driving in the ACT;

(g) the effectiveness of rehabilitation and driver re-education at reducing recidivism; (h) police and other related technological advances to identify and prevent dangerous driving;

(i) any other related measure with respect to the administration of corrections, courts and sentences in the ACT with respect to dangerous driving.

The committee will today call for public submissions.

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (11.24): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services relating to referred petitions.

Petition 28-21, concerning Manor House, was received by the Assembly on 3 August 2021 and was referred to the committee under standing order 99A. As signatories to petition 28-21, 516 residents of the ACT requested the Assembly to reject draft variation 375 so as to maintain the character and amenity of Griffith.

The committee notes that Manor House is a demonstration housing model, and the draft variation conforms with the policy intent. The committee also notes that DV375, demonstration housing, Manor House, has been through a public consultation process, with a total of 535 written submissions being received by the government in relation to the DV. The committee considers that it is important to test the concepts of this housing model, and an inquiry at this point in time would add nothing new in the absence of information from an existing demonstration housing model test case.

In his response to the petition, the Minister for Planning and Land Management advised that the draft variation would not rezone the site in question, which had been carefully selected to enable a demonstration housing project to showcase best practice in an innovative housing product and topography. For these reasons the committee will not be inquiring further into the matters raised in petition 28-21.

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