Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3440..
Independent Competition & Regulatory Commission
Kingston Foreshore Development Authority
Australian Capital Region Development Council
Totalcare Industries Limited
(Question No 872)
Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:
In relation to telecommunications in Gungahlin and further to your reply to Question on notice No 813:
(1) In response to part (6) of your reply you state that the sites for mobile phone stations will be determined in consultation with the ACT Government. Will there also be consultation with the residents of Gungahlin;
(2) If so, how soon will that consultation begin. If not, why not.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) Under the recently introduced Industry Code for the Deployment of Radiocommunications Infrastructure, known as the ACIF Code, network carriers are required to notify and consult with site owners, local planning authorities and the local community in relation to new 'low-impact' telecommunications installations. 'Low-impact' installations are exempt from formal development approval under the Commonwealth's Telecommunications Act 1997.
If the new installation is not 'low-impact', a development application and public notification will be required. Depending on the type of installation, a preliminary assessment may also be required.
(2) Community consultation is associated with individual proposals for new installations, either under the ACIF Code or development application requirements.
Stormwater maintenance and replacement programs
(Question No 874)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice: