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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 950 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

The specific requirement for demolition for schedule 2 elements (iv) (c) has been amended to reflect the changes to the requirements described above. Also the references to "conservation plan" have been expanded to "conservation and management plan", to be consistent with other references in the Heritage Register.

The Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services, in their report No 66, dated February 2001, endorsed the variation; recommended that, in order to ensure the heritage value of the brickworks is protected, the government ensure that any proposal for adaptive reuse of the Yarralumla Brickworks undergo rigorous scrutiny; and drew attention to the national relevance of the brickworks in this the centenary of federation year, reflecting the importance of the brickworks in the development of the nation's capital.

In relation to the committee's recommendation for rigorous scrutiny for any reuse proposal, the development management branch of PALM has been requested to take into account the committee's recommendations when any future proposal for the brickworks site is being assessed.

The ACT Heritage Council has also been provided with a copy of the committee's report, and the council's attention has been drawn to the committee's comments.

Variation No 162 to the Territory Plan

Paper and statement by minister

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 29-Variation (No 162) to the Territory Plan relating to the Mini Hydro Power Plants at Cotter and Corin Dams, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR SMYTH: Variation 162 to the Territory Plan concerns the mini hydro power plants at the Cotter and Corin dams. The variation proposes to amend the schedules at part C2 of the water use and catchment policies to allow for the construction of mini hydro power stations at the Cotter Dam and at the Corin Dam. As the major energy supplier within the ACT, ActewAGL is seeking to support the government's aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2008. To assist in achieving this, ActewAGL has developed the GreenChoice scheme. Currently 1,900 private customers and approximately 20 business customers are participating in this scheme.

ActewAGL has identified two methods of producing "clean" electricity within the ACT. The first method produces energy from methane gas at landfill sites. The second method relates to producing energy from mini hydro facilities. The proposed mini hydro plants will utilise existing infrastructure and require several minor additions to the existing

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