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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 4752 ..

MS HORODNY (continuing):

Each dimension has an impact on residential areas. Its length and height affect its manoeuvrability, its visual impact, and where it can be parked on a block. Its weight also affects its manoeuvrability and the damage it can cause to road and ground surfaces. This becomes a very significant point when we come to the proposed new section 150G, which totally bans certain types of trucks from residential areas. We note that the explanatory memorandum uses "or" when it refers to truck dimensions, but the Bill uses "and"; so something has clearly gone wrong in the drafting of this clause of the Bill.

The second amendment relates to the previous amendment and is designed to get consistency in the definition of a heavy vehicle across the whole Bill.

MR MOORE (6.12): Mr Speaker, I rise to support these very sensible amendments, which provide consistency. As I indicated earlier, I would probably have gone even further than this, although not much further. I think these are very sensible amendments, and I urge members to support them.

MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services) (6.12): Mr Speaker, the Government will not be supporting the amendments. Quite simply, they contradict and go against the 18-month consultation process on which we have come to a compromise.

Question put:

That the amendments (Ms Horodny's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 4	 		NOES, 13

Ms Horodny	Mr Berry	Mr Kaine
Mr Moore	Mrs Carnell	Ms McRae
Mr Osborne	Mr Cornwell	Ms Reilly
Ms Tucker	Mr De Domenico	Mr Stefaniak
		Ms Follett	Mr Whitecross
		Mr Hird		Mr Wood
		Mr Humphries

Question so resolved in the negative.

MS HORODNY (6.17): I move:

Page 4, line 7, proposed subsection 150F(3), omit "not".

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