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It is only going to be a matter of time before we see the changes that are implemented as part of this draft variation needing to be readdressed. Industry simply will not be able to survive it and home owners will not be able to accommodate the restrictions when they choose to make improvements to their properties.

It is a case we often see with this government, and it is becoming a bit of a tradition—they are anti-development. We have the lease variation charges, we have commence and complete fees, and now we have these onerous provisions as part of this draft variation. They simply do not want building to occur in Canberra. They do not want to support the jobs. They do not want to support the businesses that employ the people. They simply do not care. I urge the Assembly to disallow this draft variation.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Mr Corbell

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (11.15), by leave: I move:

(1) notes:

(a) the tabling of Variation No. 306 to the Territory Plan, Residential development, estate development and leasing codes: Replacement of residential zones objectives, development tables, and housing development codes—Introduction of Residential Zones Development Code and Lease Variation General Code—Replacement of Residential Subdivision Development Code with Estate Development Code;

(b) that Variation 306 includes a range of valuable planning reforms that will improve sustainability in areas such as solar orientation and solar access rights, allowing secondary residences, transport planning and increasing the diversity of dwelling types; and

(c) that, given the volume and complexity of the variation, the ACT Government has committed to make any necessary technical amendments to the revised residential codes to address community and industry feedback from the implementation of the codes, including the possibility of staged commencement; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

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