Page 4698 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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You may also have noticed that the H2OK stormwater education program is in full swing. Launched in February this year, in partnership with the Australian government, the campaign targets suburban and rural communities and building and construction industries across the region to raise awareness of behaviours that contribute to poor water quality. The program will ensure that everyone does their part to keep our waterways healthy and clean.

Other highlights detailed in this report include resolving cross-border waste management issues, working towards shared sewerage solutions and assessing the shared regional impacts of climate change. I thank Professor Falconer, chair of the coordination group, and all other members for their time and commitment. Professor Falconer brings a wealth of technical expertise and experience to the group. His dedication to working together across borders will ensure that the work of the coordination group is valuable to the ACT and our regional counterparts. I also state that it is great to see Luke on the cover of the report. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Planning and Development Act 2007—variation No 348 to the Territory Plan

Paper and statement by minister

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (3.38): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 79(1)—Approval of Variation No 348 to the Territory Plan—Incorporating Active Living Principles into the Territory Plan, dated 27 October 2017, including associated documents.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR GENTLEMAN: I would like to talk about draft variation No 348 to the Territory Plan. The variation seeks to incorporate active living principles into the Territory Plan. The ACT government’s vision is for a healthy, active, vibrant Canberra that is well connected, compact and equitable. Active living is integral to this vision. Six active living principles have been developed for the ACT to promote active lifestyles, contributing to an economically, environmentally and socially thriving and resilient territory.

My statement of planning intent in 2015 identified incorporating active living principles into Canberra’s statutory planning framework as an immediate action. In response to this, draft variation to the Territory Plan No 348 was prepared. The variation incorporates activity living principles throughout the Territory Plan, including the statement of strategic directions, various zone objectives, development codes, the community and recreational facilities location guidelines general code, and

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