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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (3 September) . . Page.. 2994 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

a significant protection to heritage places. I believe it is appropriate to congratulate the Government and the bureaucracy on putting this together, because it clearly has taken a great deal of time and care. The committee is pleased to be able to recommend that the draft variation proceed.

Debate (on motion by Mr Kaine) adjourned.

Papers and Ministerial Statement

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the approval of variation No. 56 to the Territory Plan for Heritage Places Register, pursuant to section 29 of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, this variation is tabled with the background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required. I seek leave to make a short statement in respect of that, Mr Speaker.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: I thank members for their enthusiastic support for my statement. Mr Speaker, just briefly, the Heritage Places Register, as I think Mr Moore referred to, is included in the Territory Plan written statements at Appendix B. The first places were entered onto the Heritage Register in December 1994, with variation No. 26. It may be that at that time there was a comment by the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee of the Assembly before that occurred; I cannot be certain because I was not, of course, associated with that committee.

In September last year, the Heritage Council submitted 17 additional places to the former ACT Planning Authority for inclusion in that register. This variation amends Appendix B or 5 - I am not sure which it is - of the Territory Plan written statement to include these places on the register: Calthorpes' House, Red Hill; Barton housing precinct; Braddon housing precinct; Crinigan's Hut ruin, Amaroo; Forrest Fire Station precinct; Manning Clark's house in Forrest; Mugga Mugga at Symonston; National Rose Gardens in Parkes; St John the Baptist Church and churchyard in Reid; Theodore Aboriginal artefact grinding site; Tuggeranong School House, Chisholm; Rose Cottage, Gilmore; Reid housing precinct; Forrest housing precinct; Corroboree Park precinct, Ainslie; Goldenholm Dairy, Fyshwick; and Alt Crescent, Ainslie.

Mr Speaker, I do not think I need to draw to the attention of members the fact that the places I have just referred to are a veritable cornucopia of heritage assets that the Territory, I think, is now appropriately moving to properly protect. The register obviously will be added to the Territory Plan map for these sites if the variation is not disallowed. The issues that these particular variations give rise to, I think, will be the subject of some further debate and perhaps it is appropriate that there be that further debate.

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