Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 2404 ..
Report No 7
MRS DUNNE (10.39): I present the following report:
Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report No 7-Draft Variation No 164 to the Territory Plan-Community Facility and Use Policies-Proposed Changes, dated 14 August 2002.
That the report be noted.
Mr Speaker, this report constitutes the completed deliberations of the Planning and Environment Committee on future land use policies in relation to community land.
The committee received the draft variation in April this year and conducted some inquiries and some deliberations. The committee recommends that the Territory Plan be amended to allow for community land use changes. The most significant and immediate impact of the variation will be on the capacity to build aged accommodation on community land, without the necessity of requiring a nursing home to be part of the complex.
The proposed changes mean that aged persons' accommodation could be built as an adjunct to other community sites. This will mean that aged persons' units can be built on community land, without the necessity, as I said before, of building a nursing home. There are many occasions when there is a demand for aged persons' accommodation, but not in association with a nursing home.
This will mean that aged persons' accommodation could be built as, say, an adjunct to church land or other community land. There is a recognised and growing demand for this in the ACT, and the community is happy to help facilitate that. I recommend the report to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Legal Affairs-Standing Committee
Scrutiny Report No 17 of 2002
MR STEFANIAK: Mr Speaker, I present the following report:
Legal Affairs-Standing Committee (incorporating the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report No 17 of 2002, dated 9 August 2002, together with a copy of the relevant minutes of proceedings and the confirmed minutes of proceedings relating to report numbers 15 and 16.
I seek leave to make a brief statement.