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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 13 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3964 ..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

a community have a strategic planning framework which is maintained over time." I am pleased to hear opposition members talk about strategic planning-because they never did it in the six years they were in government. But we need to act to make sure that, beyond the term of this government, the requirement must be to sustain the strategic planning focus. And that is what that objective is all about.

Before I conclude, I would like to offer some notes of thanks, although I appreciate that today we are debating this legislation only in principle, and we still have work to do in dealing with the amendments and the detail stage. This legislation would not have been possible without the hard work of a great number of individuals. On coming to government, this was obviously a key reform for the Labor Party. The work of officers within PALM, of people seconded to and prepared to participate in the expert advisory committee, of officers in the parliamentary counsel's area, and of many other people across government has contributed greatly to the development of this legislation.

I particularly want to thank the members of the Planning and Land Development Taskforce, some of whom are here in the gallery today. Ms Dorte Ekelund, who led the taskforce for a good part of its existence to date, Mr David Snell, Mr Vic Smorhun, Ms Tania Carter, Mr Martin Hehir and Ms Liz Fowler have all contributed very significantly to the development of this package, and I thank them for their contribution to getting it to the stage that we have got to.

I have also been grateful for the support of Mr Brendan Gleeson from the University of Western Sydney, who acted as an independent adviser to the Planning and Land Development Taskforce. I am grateful also for the efforts of many senior officers from interstate who contributed to the expert advisory committee, including the head of LandCom in New South Wales, and Mr John Collins, who plays a very important role in the Department of Infrastructure in Victoria, amongst many others.

Finally, I would like to offer my thanks to my colleagues for their support in the development of this package, and I thank members for their support.

Question put:

That Mrs Dunne's amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

 	Ayes, 5  		Noes, 10

 Mr Cornwell    	Mr Berry  	Ms MacDonald
 Mrs Dunne     		Mr Corbell  	Mr Quinlan
 Mr Humphries     	Mrs Cross  	Mr Stanhope
 Mr Pratt    		Ms Dundas  	Ms Tucker
 Mr Smyth    		Ms Gallagher  	Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

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