Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 16 February 2016) . . Page.. 420 ..
MR GENTLEMAN: Thank you, Madam Speaker. The rationale behind density on that site, and many of the other sites that we are working on across the territory too, is urban renewal and the best outcomes for Canberrans. They have said to us they would like to have denser living. They want better opportunities to have mixed use developments as well, and they have particularly cited successful sites, if you like, like Braddon and Kingston and, of course—
Mr Coe: A point of order.
MADAM SPEAKER: Please stop the clock.
Mr Coe: With regard to that standing order on relevance, the second part of the question was: does the government have local community support for the project? Once again we are not talking about the generality of their surveys. We are talking about local community support for the development in Red Hill.
Mr Corbell: On the point of order, this is a highly subjective point: what is local community support? The minister is referring—
MADAM SPEAKER: That is a debating point. Sit down, Mr Corbell.
Mr Corbell interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Sit down, Mr Corbell. That is a debating point.
Mr Corbell: Madam Speaker, will you allow me to finish my point of order?
MADAM SPEAKER: What I am hearing is not a point of order. It is a debating point. I will give you a few moments to make a point of order but, if you do not, I will sit you down.
Mr Corbell: Thank you, Madam Speaker. The minister is being relevant as he is pointing out the surveys and community assessments the government has undertaken in determining its policy position in relation to this site. There is no point of order.
MADAM SPEAKER: There is a point of order, and I uphold the point of order. The question was specifically about a site in Red Hill. My notes say: ask about the increased density in the housing site in Red Hill and, as Mr Coe, has reminded us, the question also talked about local support. With the two minutes remaining, I ask the minister to move from the generality to the specifics.
MR GENTLEMAN: Thank you, Madam Speaker. So far we have had 97 submissions to the directorate but, when I was making generalities, I was doing that for a purpose in that this has not come to me yet as planning minister. This has gone out to the public for discussion. It is with the directorate at the moment and, of course, it is under Ms Berry’s portfolio as well.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.