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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 March 2018) . . Page.. 704 ..


“There has been significant input into the committee’s inquiry into this issue, and I thank the community for their interest. The ACT Government accepts the recommendation of the committee to conduct a review of these rules and regulations” … “It is clear that there is no appetite from the community - or from the ACT Government - for Canberra to become Times Square. However it is also clear that the current regulatory settings for billboards and outdoor advertising signage in the ACT are overly complex, they have been for a long time and are in need of review.

“There is already outdoor advertising in Canberra that some might describe as billboards, so we definitely need to make the rules clearer. We also need some sensible regulation around digital and moveable advertising.”

The exact details of this review are still being determined. However, I reiterate that the government is committed to holding the review into the issue, and the government will report back to the Assembly with more details about the review when they are confirmed.

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (12.10): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal relating to petition numbers 10-17 and 11-17. The petitions were received by the Assembly on 10 May 2017 and referred to the committee under standing order 99A. The petitions concern proposed public housing developments in Holder and Chapman.

The committee previously made a statement to the Assembly on 8 June 2017 in which it indicated that the committee would consider its response to the petitions following the presentation of the minister’s response to the Assembly and in the context of its housing inquiry.

The committee notes that the minister’s response to the petition under standing order 100, indicates that the public housing renewal task force will continue to work with the community to resolve their concerns and will ensure that any development in these suburbs will meet the required standards for construction.

The committee also notes that its housing inquiry was discontinued in November 2017. Following consideration of the petition and the minister’s response the committee has determined that it will not be holding an inquiry into the matter at this time.

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (12.12): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal relating to petition number 29-17. The petition was received by the Assembly on 30 November 2017 and referred to the committee under standing order


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