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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 13 February 2018) . . Page.. 69 ..

In response to a submission, the zoning has been changed for block 9, section 12, Hackett from the urban open space zone to the community facility zone. Previously, it had been proposed to retain the existing zoning and to add “place of worship” to allowable uses on the site. The change of zone better reflects the existing community hall and long-term use of the entire site.

A range of other changes were made to the variation following community consultation. These are intended to improve clarity and workability of the provisions. They are minor in nature and do not alter the policy of the Territory Plan. The full details of these changes are included in the approved variation document.

Following public consultation, I referred the draft variation to the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal for consideration. The committee subsequently advised that it did not intend to conduct an inquiry into DV 352. Given the nature and extent of changes made to draft variation 352 following public consultation, and in view of the standing committee’s decision, I am satisfied that the issues raised by the community have been addressed adequately.

I believe the changes made through variation No 352 support opportunities for development that meet community needs in some areas and improve the functionality and clarity of certain parts of the Territory Plan.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body—report

Paper and statement by minister

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (4.01): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body—Report on the outcomes of the ATSIEB Hearings 2016-17—Seventh Report to the ACT Government.

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

Leave granted.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I am pleased to table the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body report on the outcomes of its hearings for 2016-17. I welcome this report, the seventh prepared by the elected body. The public hearings from which this report was generated were the work of the elected body during its previous term, and I thank those members for their advocacy and their contribution to the vibrancy and voice of the community.

The elected body was established in 2008 under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Act to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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