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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1714..

MS MacDONALD (continuing):

I commend the dissenting report to the Assembly.

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

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 28

MS DUNDAS (11.28): Mr Speaker, I present the following report:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report 28-Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 226-Phillip Pool, dated 16 April 2004, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

This is a very brief report into another draft variation. The intention of this draft variation is to ensure that a public pool is maintained on the Phillip pool site. The committee is supportive of this amendment to the territory plan. We note that Phillip pool is a government-owned asset and is currently managed by the Department of Urban Services. We also note that for the past 10 years it has been tenanted by a private company and the lease is now operating on a year-to-year basis. It is an important community asset and we do not want to see the situation where the site is sold off for further development that does not maintain a pool in the area.

While examining draft variation No 226 the committee raised some concerns about the future development of the ice skating rink that is co-located on the same site as the Phillip pool, and we would like the government to do further work to see if the lease on the ice skating rink can also be afforded the same long-term protection as has been offered to the Phillip pool.

We would also like to make sure that any future development or lease variation of the site that houses the pool and the ice skating rink is considered in conjunction with the Woden town centre master plan. It is important that we do not proceed in an ad hoc way with the plans out there that relate to our town centres and neighbourhoods.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 47

MR STEFANIAK: Mr Speaker, I present the following report:

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report 47, dated 3 May 2004, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

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