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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 3782 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

Mr Speaker, it is with pleasure that I table today the government's response to the Planning and Urban Services Committee report on the draft village of Hall master plan. The government's vision for Canberra is of a dynamic, diverse and sustainable community and economy. Protection of our heritage and maintaining a range of housing choices close to jobs, facilities and services is part of that vision. In recent years the government has extended options for urban living through facilitating inner city apartment development. The other end of the spectrum is rural residential development, which is available in Hall.

Mr Speaker, the village of Hall is recognised as having a unique role in the ACT as a rural village. It provides a contrast to the more recent suburban development associated with the creation of the national capital. The master plan for Hall will enhance its role as a rural village.

The committee recommended that the draft village of Hall master plan be revised to include a number of elements and that once revised the document be discussed with Hall residents prior to being speedily finalised. The recommendation for finalising the Hall master plan is strongly supported. The government supports all bar one of the committee's recommendations and is keen to implement them.

The government supports in principle the removal of the link between Hall and Kinlyside subject to further planning studies being undertaken to examine the most appropriate functional link between the two communities. Planning and Land Management is currently finalising the Hall master plan and will continue to consult with Hall residents. I will ensure that the final master plan is consistent with the Heritage Places Register.

The government will now proceed with the finalisation of the Hall master plan with the view to completion in time for Hall's centenary celebrations in November this year.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Proposed residential land use policies


MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.48): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land Use-Report on Discussion Paper Consultation, 21 April-23 July 2001-Proposed Residential Land Use Policies.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Mr Speaker, it is with pleasure that I table a report on the outcome of the second major round of public consultation for ACTCode. Members will recall that, following a resolution of the Assembly on 28 March 2001, I directed PALM to undertake a further three months of consultation on ACTCode. That period concluded on 23 July 2001.

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