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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1338 ..

MRS DUNNE (continuing):

My committee received the documentation after its having been referred by PALM to the ACT executive on 5 April 2002. The committee has recommended that this draft variation proceed in accordance with the new policies proposed to afford the Red Hill housing precinct a number of planning controls for the conservation of the heritage significance of the precinct. The precinct will be allowed a development intensity of not more than one dwelling per block, rear and side setbacks of five metres and a minimum setback of 10 metres for two-storey developments.

The conservation of the cultural and heritage values of Canberra depends, in part, on the effective conservation of this precinct. The committee is currently also considering draft variation 173, which caters for areas of Barton, Braddon, Forrest, Kingston/Griffith and Reid in the same respect. These suburbs remain culturally significant for the manner in which they demonstrate the garden suburb planning principles.

Their future planning is still in the hands of those who manage development application processes, however. The committee hopes that the ACT Heritage Council and PALM, together, will rigorously apply the development controls of draft variation 187 when approving proposed developments and that any approvals will be consistent with the specific requirements that are intended to conserve the heritage values of the place.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Wood ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Health-Standing Committee

Printing, publishing and circulation of report

MS TUCKER (11.52): I seek leave to move a motion to enable the tabling of the report of the Standing Committee on Health on the health of school-age children in the ACT out of session.

Leave granted.

MS TUCKER: I move:

That, should the Standing Committee on Health complete its inquiry entitled Looking at the Health of School-Age Children in the ACT before 6 May 2003, the Committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publishing and circulation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Gaming Machine (Cap) Amendment Bill 2003

Debate resumed from 13 March 2003, on motion by Mr Quinlan:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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