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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 16 February 2005 2005) . . Page.. 516 ..


land use and transport planning, as well as a new urban structure that will limit the harmful effects of urban sprawl; the introduction of the good design series publication and accompanying changes to the processing of development applications with advice on how to obtain greater efficiency in the design of new buildings; and the new guidelines on the use of rainwater tanks and grey water.

The government is also developing water-sensitive urban design guidelines that will apply to new developments and residential estate design. Both the ACT Planning and Land Authority and the Land Development Agency will be involved in the preparation of new subdivision guidelines to improve environmental performance of new residential estates, and the government actively encourages the use of the GreenStar energy rating tool for use in the design of new commercial buildings within the city, as mentioned by Mr Hargreaves.

In conclusion: the government is seriously examining the introduction of further tools for improved environmental performance of new buildings within the ACT. Before a commitment is made, however, to any new policy or practice, there needs to be a more in-depth investigation of its capabilities and suitability, costs and benefits, as well as appropriate levels of consultation. I commend this motion, as amended by Mr Hargreaves and Mr Seselja, to the Assembly and urge members to support it.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja’s amendment to Mr Hargreaves’s amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 14

Noes 1

Mr Berry

Mr Mulcahy

Dr Foskey

Mrs Burke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Quinlan

Ms Gallagher

Mr Seselja

Mr Gentleman

Mr Smyth

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stanhope

Ms MacDonald

Mr Stefaniak

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Question put:

That Mr Hargreaves’s amendments, as amended, be agreed to.

Ayes 14

Noes 1

Mr Berry

Mr Mulcahy

Dr Foskey

Mrs Burke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Quinlan

Ms Gallagher

Mr Seselja

Mr Gentleman

Mr Smyth

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stanhope

Ms MacDonald

Mr Stefaniak


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