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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (25 November) . . Page.. 4598..


MR WOOD (continuing):

Nevertheless, we will follow that Sydney trial with interest and, if it has merit, CRASH will be considered in the models we bring forward in the future.

Block 11 section 40 Amaroo-planning conditions

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, in a previous question time Mrs Dunne asked me a question in relation to an approval for a proposed tennis court at block 11 section 40 Amaroo. I took the question on notice and I have since written to Mrs Dunne but, for the information of members: the decision under review by the AAT was varied by the deletion of the conditions imposed by the ACT Planning and Land Authority concerning the tennis court lighting, fencing and landscaping.

In relation to Mrs Dunne's particular question about the fencing, I have confirmed that the lease and development conditions for the relevant block allowed a one-metre-high mesh fence to be erected along the northern and eastern boundaries adjacent to territory land. In recognition of this requirement, ACTPLA did not consider it appropriate to allow a three-metre high tennis court fence along these boundaries, as proposed by the applicant, without effective landscaping or screening.

To address the landscaping or screening issue, ACTPLA's conditional approval required that the tennis court fence be reduced in height to 21/2 metres and set back four metres from the eastern boundary. But it later conceded that a two-metre setback would be adequate, although this was never accepted by the applicant.

Mr Speaker, the tribunal's decision on this matter was to allow the fence to be three metres high and to be set back three-quarters of a metre from the eastern boundary. However, the tennis court fence along the southern boundary remained at 21/2 metres in height. ACTPLA never indicated at any time that the tennis court fence should be restricted to one metre high.

Health action plan

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, also for the information of members: Mrs Cross asked me a question without notice on 20 November in relation to proposals in the health action plan which have been implemented. I have since written to Mrs Cross but, for the information of members, I can outline that, following the exchange in the Assembly on 23 September, I indicated to Mrs Cross that I required some further clarification from Mrs Cross regarding the detail of her question.

I later received that clarification which indicated that Mrs Cross was seeking me to tell the Assembly which of the proposals outlined in the health action plan have been implemented. The answer I have provided to Mrs Cross outlines that action has occurred across 109 of the 119 priority areas for action described in the health action plan and lists each of those areas.

I apologise for the delay in providing this response, but collation of the answer has required a whole-of-portfolio analysis of achievements and activities against the priorities outlined in the health action plan. As stated in my original answer, this work is being compiled now for the ACT Health Council and I will be happy to supply more detailed information to members after it has been considered by the council.


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