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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (17 June) . . Page.. 1922 ..

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report No 14-government response

Territory Plan-Variation No 175



(Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (3.52): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee- Report No 14-Draft Variation No 175 to the Territory Plan-Industrial B3 Land Use Policies-Industrial Area Policies and Definitions: Fyshwick, Symonston, Mitchell and Hume (presented 6 May)-government response.

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to Section 29-Variation No 175 to the Territory Plan-Industrial B3 Land Use Policies, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.


: Mr Speaker, in May 2002, PALM released draft variation 175 to the Territory Plan. In summary, the industrial policy proposed to respond to the principles in part A of the Territory Plan, introduced by variation No 155, by adding sustainable development and industrial ecology objectives. It:

included a description of the roles of each industrial area and reinforced clusters for advanced technology, food related and waste resource industry;

reviewed permitted land uses and added those compatible with precinct and cluster objectives, deleted energy uses which may jeopardise cluster functioning and retained existing uses that do not jeopardise activities which support precinct objectives.

made sustainable development policies included in other parts of the Territory Plan more transparent, by including requirements for preliminary assessments and energy ratings;

introduced a limit on subdivision in precinct "a", and varied several large blocks from precinct "b"to precinct "a"to retain large sites;

recognised the metropolitan role of Fyshwick for bulky goods retailing and the demand for sites visible from Canberra Avenue, by removing the existing floor space limit on bulky goods retailing in precinct "b"in Fyshwick;

recognised the role of commercial centres, by retaining the limit of 200 square metres on food shops in all areas, 200 square metres on other shops (except bulky goods) retailing in precinct "b"in Mitchell, and in all areas 2,000 square metres per lease for non-retail commercial use (offices);

encouraged redevelopment in Fyshwick precinct "b"by removing the existing restrictions on amalgamation and subdivision;

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