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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 4754 ..

MS HORODNY (6.22), by leave: I move:

Page 4, lines 12 to 17, proposed paragraphs 150G(1)(b) and (c), omit the paragraphs, substitute the following paragraphs:

"(a) a semi-trailer; or

(b) a vehicle or combination of vehicles that -

(i) exceeds 3.6 metres in height, 13 metres in length or which has a GVM exceeding 12 tonnes; and

(ii) is used for commercial purposes.".

Proposed section 150G is the most significant part of the Bill, as it defines which trucks will be totally banned from parking on residential land. Our view has always been that the Government's definition of which trucks should be totally banned is inadequate. We also note that the Government has even backed down on its own rules, released in May, in that this proposed section does not include refrigeration trucks, which the Government said it would ban. It will not even exclude all semitrailers, as paragraph (1)(b) excludes only enclosed semitrailers and not tipper trailers, car trailers, flat-bed trailers, and the like. We believe that all trucks of over 12 tonnes gross vehicle mass should be banned from parking on residential land, and our amendment reflects this.

Question put:

That the amendment (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.

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