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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (17 June) . . Page.. 1947..


Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE

: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MRS DUNNE

: Draft variation 210 concerns the site of the former Deakin Motor Inn and the Canberra West Bowling Club, also known as the West Deakin Hellenic Bowling Club. Draft variation 210 is fundamentally about allowing the current owner of these sites to proceed with residential redevelopment. The area of approximately three and half hectares, which is the subject of the draft variation, has undergone an extensive public consultation process.

The committee generally agrees with the thrust of draft variation 210 but cautions that any future variation for Deakin should be consistent with the Deakin neighbourhood plan and the local area master plan, yet to be developed.

The committee is recommending that draft variation 210 be adopted, in the hope that the redevelopment of the area will provide an opportunity for renewed economic viability for the lessees of the motor inn and the bowling club respectively. It is hoped that its adoption will ensure consistency with the general land use structure of the West Deakin area, while still allowing predominantly residential developments, and allow the development of multi-unit housing on both sides, with the bowling club to be retained.

The committee has included a number of caveats in its recommendations for the adoption of draft variation 210. These caveats cover such matters as landscape, traffic flow, parking issues, design issues, the size limit of shops and the number of storeys in all new developments. I commend the report to the Assembly. I move:

That the report be noted.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee

Scrutiny Report No 32

MR STEFANIAK

: I present the following report:

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report No. 32, dated 15 May 2003, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.


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