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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 26 August 2010) . . Page.. 4016 ..

Mr Stanhope, I invite you to withdraw the unparliamentary words you used last night.

Mr Stanhope: I thank you, Mr Speaker. I thank you for your explanation. I withdraw.

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Report 7

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (10.58): I present the following report:

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 7—Inquiry into Live Community Events—Final report, dated 20 August 2010, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Looking at the issues surrounding the colocation of residential developments and live event venues, the committee’s final report makes a number of recommendations building on those already outlined in the committee’s interim report, which I tabled in December 2009. The committee primarily focused on the need for relevant legislation to reflect the ACT government’s commitment to live community events, including planning, licensing and noise regulations.

The committee was pleased to receive such a strong response from interested parties. Seventy-three submissions were received in all. The committee extends its thanks to all those who made comment and to all those who appeared before it to give evidence.

The committee was pleased to be able to benefit from a visit with the Brisbane City Council and meeting with members of the Valley Chamber of Commerce in Queensland. The committee heard about the development and implementation of the Fortitude Valley music harmony plan and the valley’s special entertainment precinct, and it undertook a tour of several live music venues and other venues in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. It also had the opportunity to visit a number of live music venues in the ACT.

The committee would like to thank all those in Queensland and the ACT who facilitated those valuable meetings and those visits to live music venues. Their names appear, for members’ information, on pages 3 and 4 of the report. They are as follows. From Queensland I mention Ms Carol Gordon, President of the Valley Chamber of Commerce; Mr Les Pullos, Director of the Pullos Group, owner of Ric’s Cafe and past chair of the Valley Liquor Accord; Mr Frank Henry, Principal Policy Officer, Pollution Prevention (Environment Policy), Brisbane City Council; and Mr John Beirne, Program Officer, Alcohol Management Community Safety, Brisbane City Council.

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