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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 12 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 3664 ..

MR HIRD (continuing):

We are recommending that PALM inform the people who have lodged submissions with it that a revised variation has been passed to the Minister and to this committee.

We realise this means extra work for PALM but we think the people who have taken the time to write to PALM in relation to the original draft variation deserve to be told that the document has been amended.

Although not in our report, I am sure I speak for my colleagues when I add that if our recommendation on this matter means that additional resources are needed by PALM, then the Government should find those resources!

The second issue that arose during our inquiry was that we became aware of a legislative anomaly in the different time periods prescribed for interim heritage orders, as distinct from draft variations.

Interim heritage orders can last indefinitely. But draft variations to the territory plan have effect only for one year.

The committee considers this is odd - and the anomaly should be tidied up.

We recommend that the legislative provisions in relation to the registration of heritage places be reviewed.

I Commend the report to the house.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Report on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan -

Northbourne Avenue Precincts

MR HIRD (6.3 1): Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 35 of the Standing Committee on Urban Services, entitled "Draft Variation No. 96 to the Territory Plan: Northbourne Avenue Precincts", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings. This report was provided to you as Speaker for circulation on 12 November this year pursuant to the resolution of appointment. I move:

That the report be noted.

I seek leave to have my brief statement incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The statement read as follows:

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