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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 949 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

Heritage Council in accordance with section 63 of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act on 30 June 1998.

In response to the comments received during consultation, the variation has been revised as follows. The explanatory statement has been amended to include specific references to amendments made in consultation with the Heritage Council before the draft variation was released for public comment. These include amendment to the location of place and intrinsic features for the type 15 house in Forrest.

For the type 15 house in Forrest, the identification of the place has been amended to include a reference to the suburb, to be consistent with the approach adopted for this identifier in the Heritage Places Register. The statement of significance has been amended to include a reference to the use of face brickwork in construction, in response to comments from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, supported by advice from the Heritage Council.

For the Yarralumla Brickworks, the boundary of the place has been amended to include the brickworks accommodation village as an intrinsic feature of moderate significance in schedule 2. Figures 1 and 2 in part a of attachment A and figure 1 in part b of attachment A have been amended to reflect this change. The amendment has been made in response to advice from the ACT Heritage Council in recognition of its associative significance.

The brickworks accommodation village is an archaeological site with the remains of houses, gardens, tree plantings and roads. While it was not considered necessary to retain the site in situ, it could be recorded through other means such as an oral history program or archival photographic search. On this basis, a new control has been added requiring any development on the site to be subject to a detailed recording and suitable interpretation of the historical significance of the accommodation village.

The intended specific requirement (i) (a) relating to the landscape setting has been clarified to indicate where development may be permitted in the vicinity of the quarry. The control now indicates that development may be permitted on land overlooking the quarry and within the quarry excavation. The quarry itself is not a geological feature and has already been substantially altered by excavations for ponds which were never completed or filled.

The geological features within the quarry are protected by requirements (i) (b). Development may include revegetation, enhanced hard and soft landscaping and low/medium height buildings with a high proportion of landscaping. Particular proposals would be subjected to detailed assessment and a conservation and management plan. The amendment has been made in consultation with the Heritage Unit.

The specific requirements for built structures for schedule 2 elements have been amended to separate the controls relating to the use from those relating to development; replace the references to "new construction" with "new development", to reflect the definition of "development" under the land act and thereby include landscape work as well as building; and require any new development which may replace elements 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 21 to be consistent with the scale, form, external materials and industrial character of the place rather than the individual buildings being replaced.

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