Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 1387 ..
Report on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan (No. 93): Narrabundah - B5 Restricted Access Recreation Land Use Policies (Golf Facility)
MR HIRD (4.36): I present Report No. 3 of the Standing Committee on Urban Services entitled "Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 93: Narrabundah section 34 block 16 and part block 27 - B5 Restricted Access Recreation Land Use Policies (Golf Facility)", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of the proceedings. I move:
That the report be noted.
Mr Speaker, I have pleasure in tabling the Urban Services Committee's report on draft variation No. 93 to the Territory Plan. The variation proposes to vary the land use policy at Narrabundah, at the corner of Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive, from urban open space to restrictive access recreation. This will permit the establishment of a golf facility on this site. The draft variation was referred to my committee by the Minister for Urban Services on 25 May 1998. We were briefed by officials on 26 June and decided to endorse the variation. This endorsement by the members of my committee was unanimous. I thank those members for their input, and also the officers of the Minister's department. I commend the report to the house.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Papers and Statement
MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services): Mr Speaker, for the information of members I present, pursuant to section 29 of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, approvals of variations Nos 91 and 93 to the Territory Plan relating to signs policies and Narrabundah section 34 block 16 and part block 27, a golf facility, respectively. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, these variations are presented with the background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required. I ask for leave to make a statement.
MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I now table variation 91 to the Territory Plan for the signs policy. The variation proposes to vary the Territory Plan Written Statement to replace the existing signs policies at part C3 of the plan. The proposed policy provides for a comprehensive signs policy which recognises the important role of signage, recognises the visual impact of signage and ensures that it is appropriate and compatible with local amenity, clarifies those aspects of the current policy that have caused interpretative problems and conflicts with both the approval authority and applicants, and introduces performance-based controls which allow a focus on outcomes rather than prescriptive controls. The Standing Committee on Urban Services considered the draft variation and in report No. 2 of 26 June 1998, which was just tabled, endorsed the draft variation.