Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (14 June) . . Page.. 1699 ..
Thursday, 14 June 2001
The Assembly met at 10.30 am.
MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
Hungarian Australian Club-land use policy changes
The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Corbell , from 637 residents:
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to not allow the proposed land use policy changes.
The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.
Land (Planning and Environment) Amendment Bill 2001 (No 4)
Mr Rugendyke, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory memorandum.
Title read by Clerk.
MR RUGENDYKE (10.34): I move:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
I table the Land (Planning and Environment) Amendment Bill 2001 (No 4), which aims to overcome historical siting errors in planning and land management records that can lead to defective development approvals for non-rural land.
Presently there is no requirement for development applications to be accompanied by a survey certificate that verifies existing siting details. The bill compels certain development applications to be lodged with such a certificate prepared by a registered surveyor.
Incorrect siting information has led to building height and location discrepancies that have resulted in referrals of disputes to the Commissioner for Land and Planning and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for resolution. This amendment intends to prevent