Page 1496 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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The urban transformation task in Canberra is different from those faced in other cities and in gearing for that task the government will adopt the very best approaches that have been taken elsewhere and add them to our local expertise and our local knowledge. The critical elements of this approach include a clear vision for the city to the lake and Northbourne corridor areas defined by people-focused and design-led development which is properly assessed as economically sensible and sustainable and which starts from a strategic plan for the whole of the city; the creation of a defined precinct over which the new entity will have control so that its work with the community and partners in developments on planning, designing and then delivering the vision has absolute clarity of purpose, role and authority, as well as accountability and responsibility for the results; and an expectation that the entity will operate commercially but also deliver social policy and environmentally sustainable development. I repeat that: to operate commercially with genuine engagement and to deliver on the government’s social and environmentally sustainable policy goals. That is what we achieve with this legislation. I thank the majority of members for their support in the in-principle stage, and we look forward to debating the detail stage on Thursday.

Question put:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 13

Noes 10

Mr Barr

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mrs Dunne

Mr Parton

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Mr Wall

Ms Cheyne

Mr Ramsay

Mrs Jones

Ms Cody

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Mr Gentleman

Ms Lee

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate (on motion by Mr Gentleman) adjourned to the next sitting.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

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