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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4420..


MR SPEAKER: Order, Mrs Dunne!

MR CORBELL: This allows for boundaries in the Territory Plan which, at its broadest level, is indicative, to be adjusted in minor ways at a detailed planning level as that detailed planning occurs on the ground. That is what has occurred in relation to the estate in Dunlop, adjacent to Fraser, to which I think Ms Dundas is alluding. However, in relation to that estate, I can make very clear to Ms Dundas, and to all members, that the government has implemented in full the recommendations of the environmental impact statement undertaken for that estate when it was first planned.

MS DUNDAS: Minister, can you please inform us then, if the Territory Plan can be adjusted in minor ways, how far can a development intrude into a mapped area zoned hills, ridges and buffers without breaching the Territory Plan?

MR CORBELL: Again, I refer Ms Dundas to the relevant sections of the land act, where this is explained in some detail. I am happy to provide further detail to Ms Dundas and provide her with a briefing on those provisions of the land act, which are very clear in relation to the details of boundaries between land uses on the Territory Plan.

Graffiti

MS TUCKER: My question is to Mr Wood, I think. It is about graffiti. I will speak loudly and slowly. It is about the debate we had yesterday.

MR SPEAKER: You are not going to reflect on the vote, are you?

MS TUCKER: No reflecting, just questions.

MR SPEAKER: We will see.

MS TUCKER: Some interesting things came out of the debate. It is not a reflection. I can say it was a fine debate.

MR SPEAKER: That is a reflection, too.

MS TUCKER: Yes. I withdraw that. I am interested to understand the role of the graffiti clean-up team. I understand, for example, that it was that team that persuaded a shopkeeper in Kambah who had previously-for 10 years, in fact-been happy with the back wall of the shop being used as a space for graffiti artists to not allow that because it would encourage graffiti. What happened was that the graffiti vandalism increased once that space was removed. I also understand that the Weston Creek skate park was recently painted over.

My question is: what is the role of the graffiti clean-up team? Is it government policy to basically let that team make these decisions? When they do, do they work at all with youth groups, youth workers, and consult with them about what they are doing, considering the hours of work that go into these graffiti art pieces?


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