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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 8 Hansard (29 October) . . Page.. 2478 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell) adjourned.

Scrutiny Report No. 10 of 1998 and Statement

MR OSBORNE: Mr Speaker, I present Scrutiny Report No. 10 of 1998 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety performing the duties of a scrutiny of Bills and subordinate legislation committee and ask for leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: It is a very short report. It contains the committee's comments on one Bill. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Report on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan - Federal Highway Duplication

MR HIRD (3.51): As chairman of the Standing Committee on Urban Services, I present Report No. 8, entitled "Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 67 relating to the Federal Highway Duplication", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings. This report was provided to the Speaker for circulation on Friday, 23 October this year, pursuant to the resolution of appointment. I move:

That the report be noted.

This report deals with a proposed variation to the Territory Plan covering the Federal Highway duplication within the ACT boundary, an alteration to the proposed Horse Park Drive and an alteration to Majura Road. On 12 August this year the committee was asked by the Minister to report on the draft variation. We called for public comment and received four submissions. We held one public hearing. We were unanimous in coming to the view that the draft variation should go ahead. We have added some remarks about the desirability of setting up an informal consultative group to monitor construction activity. We also suggest that new plantings of trees along the new road come from species native to this area. I commend the report to the house.

MR CORBELL (3.53): Mr Speaker, this is a very brief report from the Urban Services Committee but, as my colleague Mr Hird has indicated, it does reflect on a number of important issues. I urge the Government, in considering its response to this report, to look closely at the recommendations for the continuation of an effective mechanism for

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