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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 20 October 2010) . . Page.. 4704 ..


MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, you need to move—

MS LE COUTEUR: Sorry. I rise today to move the amendment circulated in my name.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: The motion.

Mr Barr: No, to move the motion.

MS LE COUTEUR: I am sorry. Thank you, Assembly, for correcting me. I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) good passive solar design is important for reducing energy use for heating and cooling, decreasing ongoing energy costs, and increasing the comfort of dwellings;

(b) draft variations to the Territory Plan numbers 301 and 303 both contain measures for improving solar access and solar passive design for new residential developments and dwellings;

(c) the majority of community submissions received by ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) support the new solar access measures in draft variations to the Territory Plan numbers 301 and 303;

(d) draft variations to the Territory Plan numbers 301 and 303 cover a wide variety of other more contentious measures and initiatives; and

(e) the majority of community submissions received by ACTPLA expressed concern about the size of the draft variations, the lack of explanatory materials or comparative information with current planning rules and short timeframe for consideration; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) divide the current draft variations to the Territory Plan numbers 301 and 303 into two parts being the solar access provisions and the other non solar related provisions;

(b) refer the solar access provisions to the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services immediately;

(c) following consideration by the ACTPLA Reference Panel, undertake further community consultation on the remaining parts of draft variations to the Territory Plan numbers 301 and 303; and

(d) provide improved explanatory materials, such as comparative tables with current planning rules as part of that community consultation.


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