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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2298 ..


PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE -
STANDING COMMITTEE

Sta
tement

MR LAMONT: Madam Speaker, I ask for leave to make a statement regarding a new inquiry by the Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Infrastructure.

Leave granted.

MR LAMONT: Madam Speaker, I wish to inform the Assembly that on 18 June 1993 the Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Infrastructure resolved to inquire into, and report on, possible changes to the planning legislation in the ACT, taking into account the comments contained in the Todd report and an undertaking by the Legislative Assembly to review the planning legislation once it had been in operation for some time and noting also that the committee's report on the draft Territory Plan made reference to the need for a review of planning legislation. Madam Speaker, the committee aims to complete its report by early 1994.

PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE -
STANDING COMMITTEE

Report on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan

MR LAMONT (5.17): I present report No. 15 of the Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Infrastructure on a variation to the Territory Plan to amend formal errors, together with a copy of the extracts from the minutes of proceedings. This report was provided to the Speaker for circulation on Friday, 13 August 1993, pursuant to the resolution of appointment. I move:

That the report be noted.

Madam Speaker, this variation corrects either omissions from, or errors in, the quite weighty document that was submitted to the Assembly as the Territory Plan. As you would appreciate and as the Assembly would appreciate, from time to time some errors will slip through. We are able on this occasion, as on most occasions, to correct those before the expiration of the disallowance period for the Territory Plan.

MS SZUTY (5.18): I will speak briefly to this matter, Madam Speaker, because it is relevant to the matters that I raised in the Assembly just a few minutes ago about the preparation of material for the Scrutiny of Bills Committee. In this instance, even though formal errors were detected by the Planning Authority with regard to the Territory Plan, the material which the Planning Committee subsequently received was also faulty. We had to make a number of changes to that information prior to its tabling in this Assembly. Again, it is a cost in our time as members if we continually have to go through material of this kind and check it for its accuracy, given that the Planning Authority have a lot more people at their disposal to do that task.


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