Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 10 Hansard (12 October) . . Page.. 2990 ..
MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, pursuant to section 29 of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, I present variation No. 94 to the Territory Plan, relating to Red Hill section 56, block 1, better known as the Federal Golf Club, and variation No. 116 to the Territory Plan, relating to Charnwood section 96. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, these variations are tabled with 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, variation No. 116 to the Territory Plan proposes to change the current boundaries of the residential and urban open space land use policy areas and add a defined area overlay to enable ACT Housing to undertake property improvements and subdivision redesign to vary the original Radburn planning concept. The site was originally developed in 1982 and consists of 47 detached two-, three- and four-bedroom dwellings, three aged persons units, one special eight-bedroom dwelling, and one undeveloped residential block which was levelled after a fire destroyed the home in 1994. All but one of the blocks are leased by ACT Housing. ACT Housing is now proposing to undertake improvements to its housing stock and to rationalise its property holdings.
In general, the development proposal includes enhancement of the front entrances of dwellings to provide a conventional presentation to the street; where possible, relocation of car accommodation to behind a dwelling rather than abutting the street; relocation of service ports to areas behind the dwellings; and rationalisation of the use and security of backyards.
Mr Speaker, the Standing Committee on Urban Services considered the draft variation and in Report No. 33 of 28 September 1999 endorsed the variation. I would thank the committee yet again for their work. Report No. 33 for this year is a tremendous effort on behalf of the committee. The chairman and his members get through a tremendous amount of work and they are to be congratulated for it. I table variation No. 116 to the Territory Plan for Charnwood section 96.
Mr Speaker, variation No. 94 to the Territory Plan proposes to allow the development of 59 dwellings on a 4.7-hectare site within the Federal Golf Club's lease on block 1, section 56, Red Hill, and expand the area of public land nature reserve by 9.2 hectares to incorporate land currently included in the restricted access recreation land use policy. The draft variation was released for public comment on 12 March 1999, with the closing date for comment being 27 April 1999.
There were 173 submissions received on this variation, including one from the Federal Golf Club containing a petition including 399 signatures. The Standing Committee on Urban Services considered the draft variation and, in Report No. 31 of October 1999, endorsed the variation on a majority decision and made seven other recommendations.