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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 7 April 2011) . . Page.. 1623 ..


order about Mrs Dunne across the chamber, which is something which was not brought up at the time. If it had been so, perhaps we would not be in the situation that we are in right now.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Coe. I would ask, in the interests of impartiality, that the Speaker review the Hansard with respect to that, rather than that I review it and then make a ruling. The Speaker will review it in his own good time and come back to the chamber.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Corbell

Mr Stanhope

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Gaming and Racing) (5.43): In August last year the Assembly resolved that, among other things, the government develop a priority list of areas to be master-planned and subject to further localised planning. The resolution also called on the government to undertake localised planning and consultation in suburban areas and town, group and local centres where significant changes are anticipated and to incorporate these master plans and precinct plants into the territory plan. The Assembly resolved that the government report back to the Assembly by the end of June 2011 with the results of the priority list.

I want to take the opportunity today to provide the Assembly with the government’s response on the master plan priority list and the way this program will be managed over the ensuing years.

Master plans are important tools to implement strategic initiatives, such as reinvigorating our centres, identifying opportunities for appropriate development and improving access to services and public transport for all of the community. Master plans are important tools in identifying the intrinsic quality of a precinct and are even more important as tools to manage change.

Clearly, those areas that are likely to experience significant change or are in need of reinvigoration will be high on the priority list. It will also be important to include a range of centres—town, group, local and rural—if we are to begin to deliver on the themes of “time to talk”.


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