Page 78 - Week 01 - Tuesday, 15 February 2011

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leases granted by direct sale. The schedule I have just tabled covers the leases granted for the period 1 October to 31 December 2010. Forty-nine single-dwelling house leases, six of which were land rent leases, were granted by direct sale for the quarter.

Planning and Development Act 2007—approval of variation

Papers and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Gaming and Racing): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 79(1)—Approval of Variation No. 298 to the Territory Plan—Structure Plan, Concept Plan and Zone Changes—Holt Section 99 Part Block 11, dated 1 February 2011, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 8—Variation to the Territory Plan No. 298—Holt Section 99 Part Block 11 (Belconnen Golf Course)—Structure Plan, Concept Plan and Zone Changes—Government response.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: The government is responding to the committee recommendations. In recommendation 1, the committee recommends that the proponent maximises solar orientation for the development. This is noted. The developer would need to have an estate development plan assessed against the relevant codes in the territory plan before the land could be approved by the ACT Planning and Land Authority. New estates need to satisfy the solar orientation provisions in the residential subdivision development code before the estate development plan could be approved.

The committee recommends that ACTPLA ensure open space provisions within a development are adequate for the proposed dwelling density and suitable for a variety of recreation and relaxation uses. This is noted. The residential subdivision code in the territory plan also contains requirements for the provision of open space in new estates, and an estate development plan would need to be assessed against this code to ensure adequate space is provided for recreation and relaxation uses by future residents.

The committee recommends that the design of the estate facilities feature bus access. This is noted. The proposed estate development plan would have to be consistent with the relevant codes of the territory plan, and the proposal includes provision for bus services to access the community centre. The residential subdivision development code includes provisions to ensure proposed street configuration is consistent with relevant Austroads guidelines for geometric road designs.

Recommendation 4 of the committee is that ACTION investigate offering bus services to the estate. Again this is noted. It is not an issue that can be dealt with

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