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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 7 Hansard (4 June) . . Page.. 1851 ..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

The garden city draft variation released on 30 May this year addresses the committee's key recommendations. The draft variation introduces provisions removing the mandatory requirement for section master plans in the B11 and B12 areas and removes the ability of section master plans to override the provisions of the Territory Plan. For the first time all residential redevelopment will be subject to the same building envelope controls. All lessees adjacent to residential redevelopment will receive the same protection of their residential amenity in relation to solar access and overshadowing.

The launch of the neighbourhood planning process at Albert Hall in February demonstrated the government's commitment to responsible and responsive neighbourhood planning. This was a key message and commitment given by the government during the election campaign.

At the Turner neighbourhood planning meeting held on 9 April, I announced that existing planning policies such as the B11 and B12 areas would remain in place. However, I said that there was scope to consider detailed implementation as the Neighbourhood planning program was rolled out, developed and implemented and as we developed the spatial plan for Canberra.

Completion of the remaining section master plans will now be built into the neighbourhood planning process. The process will be simplified with one integrated document for each suburb. Through the neighbourhood planning process there will be ample opportunity for residents to contribute to the development and review of section master plans. The government is committed to consultative and collaborative planning for and with the Canberra community. Through this process, planning for people will achieve the balance our city needs to grow and change as we all grow and change.

The government is committed to best practice urban consolidation and redevelopment. This is essential to the future of a sustainable Canberra. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Mr Wood presented the following papers:

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64-

Building Act-

Determination of Prudential Standards-Disallowable Instrument DI2002-48 (LR, 27 May 2002)

Determination of Approval criteria-Disallowable Instrument DI2002-49 (LR, 27 May 2002)

Determination of Application form for fidelity fund schemes-Disallowable Instrument DI2002-50 (LR, 28 May 2002)

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