Page 1623 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 18 May 1994
Wednesday, 18 May 1994
MADAM SPEAKER (Ms McRae) took the chair at 10.30 am and read the prayer.
NOISE CONTROL MANUAL AMENDMENT BILL 1994
MR WESTENDE (10.30), by leave: I present the Noise Control Manual Amendment Bill 1994.
Title read by Clerk.
MR WESTENDE: I move:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
I thank members for granting me leave and I shall not take up too much time. Madam Speaker, the Liberal Party strongly believes that, by introducing the Noise Control Manual Amendment Bill 1994, motor sport in the ACT will be preserved. It has become clear over the past year or so that, under the present Government, motor sport is facing a slow and painful death.
This Bill reintroduces section 12 of the Noise Control Manual which was previously deleted by the Minister. The Noise Control Manual Amendment Bill 1994 amends the Noise Control Manual prepared pursuant to the Noise Control Act 1988. The addition to the manual is designed to put in place a procedure by which the noise made by participants in motor sport may be measured in accordance with the Australian standards on motor sport. This will bring the ACT into line with most States of Australia, including New South Wales, which already applies the Australian standards with regard to motor sport. The Liberal Party seeks an undertaking from the Government that there will be a continuance of the exemptions made under section 16 of the Act to ensure the continuance of motor sport in the ACT. If the Government is not willing to give a clear indication that future exemptions will be granted, the Liberal Party will have no option other than to pursue this matter further in the Assembly. I, therefore, seek an undertaking from the Government that future exemptions with regard to motor sport will be granted.
MADAM SPEAKER: Could we have the explanatory memorandum? You will need leave to table that.
MR WESTENDE: I table the explanatory memorandum.
Debate (on motion by Mr Lamont) adjourned.