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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 March 2010) . . Page.. 1302 ..

Unlawful Gambling Act—

Unlawful Gambling (Charitable Gaming Application Fees) Determination 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-31 (LR, 10 March 2010).

Unlawful Gambling (Exempt Game) Declaration 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-29 (LR, 10 March 2010).

Unlawful Gambling (Unlawful Game) Declaration 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-30 (LR, 10 March 2010).

Unlawful Gambling Regulation 2010—Subordinate Law SL2010-6 (LR, 10 March 2010).

Planning—Molonglo Valley

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Hargreaves): Mr Speaker has received letters from Ms Bresnan, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mrs Dunne, Mr Hanson, Mr Hargreaves, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms Le Couteur be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of excellence in sustainable design in Molonglo Valley development.

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (4.58): Mr Assistant Speaker, the ACT Greens want to ensure that greenfield development at Molonglo is genuinely sustainable with low resource use so there will be low impact on the environment and low impact on residents’ budgets.

As a greenfield development of 30,000 houses, Molonglo should be built with suburbs that perform to climatic and resource constraints well into the future. It should be a development that we are all proud of, demonstrating world’s best practice at every level of design and construction. Excellence in sustainable design is the commitment made in the ALP-Greens parliamentary agreement. After the discussion earlier this afternoon, I know that we are all very concerned with that agreement. I look forward to an interesting debate on how we can do this and how we can improve greenfield developments in the ACT.

Last month the Greens launched a discussion paper to cover many of the issues we think need to be included in the planning and design for the Molonglo valley. Today I will elaborate on a number of goals in that paper. The Greens are concerned that, while the concept plans for both Coombs and Wright express a commitment to incorporating principles of contemporary best practice, a vision for excellence in sustainable design has not been clearly articulated. Given the technology and thinking available to us on sustainability today, we believe Molonglo should aim to be a zero-emission neighbourhood, and this is consistent with the ACT government’s stated goals of zero emissions by 2060, although clearly in advance of that.

Excellence in sustainable design implies an energy efficiency rating which is at the cutting edge of what is able to be achieved. A seven-star energy efficiency rating for

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