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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1487 ..

Mr Smyth: There will be no more.

MR CORBELL: But there may be others lodged before you release another draft variation.

Mr Smyth: But the policy will preclude that.

Mr Humphries: They cannot be agreed to, in other words.

MR CORBELL: They can be agreed to consistent with the Territory Plan as it currently stands.

Mr Humphries: But not with the policy as announced today.

MR CORBELL: If that is the case, I welcome that proposal. I would simply urge the government to ensure that the new draft variation is implemented as speedily as possible to resolve any remaining uncertainty in relation to the protection of a very valuable part of Canberra's built heritage, with direct links to both Sir John Sulman and Walter Burley Griffin.

Planning and Urban Services-Standing Committee

Report No 67-government response

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (5.54): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Urban Services-Standing Committee-Report No 67-Proposals for the Gungahlin Drive Extension (John Dedman Parkway) (presented 8 March 2001)-Government response, dated May 2001.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

The Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services was committed to inquire into the Gungahlin Drive extension following a resolution of this place in April 1999. Following a call for public submissions in May 1999 and subsequent hearings held from March to May 2000, the committee reported on, and made recommendations on, a wide range of issues concerning the future major transport corridor.

The focus of the committee's report was on the first stage of development within the proposed corridor, the extension of Gungahlin Drive from the Barton Highway to Belconnen Way at Caswell Drive. The committee examined an extensive body of material encompassing many strategic planning and transport-related reports dealing with long-term structure planning for Canberra. The committee has produced a report which focuses on key issues influencing the decision on the need and route for the future transport corridor.

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