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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 3487 ..

MR HIRD (continuing):

Mr Speaker, before I close, there are three additional points the committee wishes to make. First, if there is any intention by officers to conduct a consultation process for the redevelopment of a shopping centre, such as that at Latham, over the Christmas break, please do not. We all are aware that many people are away at this time, so it is customary to defer the consultation process until late January or early February.

Second, the committee advises members that it intends to deliver an interim report on the implementation of variation No. 64 early next year. This report will cover matters of detail that cannot be addressed in this statement, such as the accuracy of existing guidelines used to assess the viability of local shopping centres, and the effect of building codes on the design and density of redeveloped buildings in local shopping centres. It is likely that the committee will request further advice from the Minister for Urban Services on these matters, and we trust that the Minister will continue to make officers available to brief us at the appropriate time.

In light of this resolve, it is appropriate for me to use this occasion to formally advise the Assembly that the committee has adopted a new inquiry with the following terms of reference: To inquire into and report on the implementation of variation No. 64 to the Territory Plan, taking particular note of the experience with redevelopment proposals for Latham and Aranda shopping centres; and any other related matter. Finally, Mr Speaker, the committee gives notice that it is interested in finding out whether PALM is in a position to develop broad conceptual designs for individual shopping centres that might guide the redevelopment of those shopping centres.

Scrutiny Report No. 14 of 1998 and Statement

MR OSBORNE: I present Scrutiny Report No. 14 of 1998 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, performing the duties of a scrutiny of Bills and subordinate legislation committee, and I ask for leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Scrutiny Report No. 14 of 1998 contains the committee's comments on three Bills, and I commend the report to the Assembly.


MS TUCKER: I seek leave to move a motion relating to the submissions the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs of the Third Assembly received on the immunisation of children.

Leave granted.

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