Page 2237 - Week 08 - Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Variation 321 also permits the use of the land at the corner of Pialligo Avenue and Beltana Road for an emergency services facility. This will permit the future development of a fire station on the site to improve the emergency services coverage of the area.

Variation 321 was publicly exhibited between May and June last year and attracted four written submissions. The main issues raised in the public submissions included concern with a restriction on the size of ancillary dwellings and commercial uses being too restrictive; development provisions in areas close to Beltana Road impacting on the ability to undertake primary activities in these areas; the requirement to update land management agreements affecting some blocks that were previously exempted; concerns with requiring property plans to be prepared in addition to the existing requirements for development in the broadacre zone; and not considering the potential to develop primary uses not related to agriculture or horticulture.

A number of amendments were made to variation 321 in response to public concerns with revisions to several rules and/or criteria. The active frontage provisions would now apply only to ancillary commercial development. The front setback controls were amended to allow small-scale produce stalls selling goods made on the block, provided adequate sight lines from driveways are still maintained. The provision requiring pitched roofs has been removed.

I am satisfied that the changes made to the draft variation have adequately addressed the issues raised during the public notification. Accordingly, I decided not to refer the draft variation to the Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services.

I ask the Assembly to support variations to the territory plan 331 Lyons, 337 Greenway, 347 University of Canberra, and 321 Pialligo agricultural area.


Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Adoption Act—Adoption (Fees) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-182 (LR, 30 June 2015).

Agents Act—Agents (Fees) Determination 2015—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-122 (LR, 15 June 2015).

Architects Act—Architects (Fees) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-194 (LR, 30 June 2015).

Associations Incorporation Act—Associations Incorporation (Fees) Determination 2015—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-142 (LR, 18 June 2015).

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