Page 24 - Week 01 - Tuesday, 9 December 2008

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b) Ensure that development addresses the street and the existing neighbourhood characteristics in scale, form and site development

c) Facilitate efficient use of existing social and physical infrastructure and services in residential areas close to commercial centres

d) Provide opportunities for home based employment consistent with residential amenity

e) Provide for a limited range of small-scale facilities to meet local needs consistent with residential amenity

f) Promote energy efficiency and conservation and sustainable water use

Development Application No. 200812308 was lodged on 8 August 2008 seeking approval for the consolidation of two standard residential blocks, variation to the crown lease to allow maximum 11 dwellings on the consolidated block, demolition of two existing single storey dwellings, the erection of a two-storey building containing 11 apartments with basement car parking, associated landscaping, paving and other site works.

DA200812308 was notified from 18 August 2008 to 8 September 2008 and has received 24 representations. It is currently being assessed by the ACT Planning and Land Authority against the policies of the Territory Plan. Issues such as traffic impact, parking, bulk and scale, overlooking and any other relevant issues raised in representations will be given due consideration during the assessment process.


Assistant Speakers—appointment

MR SPEAKER: For the information of members and pursuant to standing order 8, I nominate Ms Burch, Mrs Dunne and Ms Le Couteur as Assistant Speakers and present the warrant of nomination.

Inaugural speeches

MR SPEAKER: I wish to remind members that this is Mr Coe’s inaugural speech, and it is traditional that those speeches are heard in silence.

MR COE (Ginninderra), by leave: It is with appreciation and humility that I am before this chamber making my maiden speech today. Firstly, Mr Speaker, may I congratulate you on your election as Speaker of this Assembly.

I come here representing the ACT electorate of Ginninderra, as a proud member of the Liberal Party. The Liberal Party is a party of initiative and enterprise, and I will seek to bring those attributes to my work here in this place.

My selection as a Liberal candidate was not made until seven weeks before the recent territory election. I was selected soon after the announcement that long-time Liberal MLA Bill Stefaniak would not be recontesting his seat. Bill served the people of Canberra in each of the first six Assemblies of the territory and served as a minister, shadow minister and Leader of the Opposition. Bill was a well-respected local member, and always fared well at the elections he fought. He was well supported by his wife, Shirley.

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