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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (18 February) . . Page.. 338 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

The retention in the conservation policy of the words "This is best achieved through the continued use for educational purposes" is not regarded as being critical to protect the heritage significance of the place. The ACT Heritage Council considers that continued educational purposes are just one of the strategies which should be considered in seeking appropriate ongoing uses for the place which are compatible with its heritage significance.

In regard to Mr Wood's question, I inform the Assembly that at the development appraisal meeting of 17 December 1998 PALM was advised that there was a Heritage Council interest in the proposal. On 21 December the manager of the Heritage Unit attended a meeting on site at which it was established that the proposal would not impact on the specific requirements contained in the interim Heritage Register citation for this site, particularly as the trees were to be protected and managed carefully. Heritage Council members were consulted on the matter and supported this position. PALM was advised in writing on 23 December that there were no heritage concerns with the proposal.

Mr Quinlan: Mr Speaker, I seek clarification, if you would bear with me. Does the Chief Minister consider that the information provided today constitutes a full answer?

Ms Carnell: Excuse me, Mr Speaker. We have had question time.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, if you wish to make a point of personal explanation, you can do so under standing order 46, or you can use the adjournment debate.

Mr Quinlan: Thank you, Mr Speaker.


Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion to require the Attorney-General, Mr Humphries, to table forthwith the Government's response to the Justice and Community Safety Standing Committee report on the Children's Services (Amendment) Bill.

Mr Moore: No. We do not have it, Mr Speaker. We explained yesterday that we wanted another month to do it, but no. We do not give leave. We do not have it.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, if they are not going to give me leave, I will move to suspend standing orders.

Mr Moore: Do it, but we do not have it. You were told for over half an hour last night that we need another month to prepare it.

Leave not granted.

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