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National Capital Plan – Amendment 81 – Removal of Outdated and Unnecessary Policy Material
Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988
I, Catherine King, Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories, approve this amendment of the National Capital Plan under section 19(1)(a) of the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988.
Dated             1 May                       2013
[Signed By]
Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories
1              Name of instrument
                This instrument is the National Capital Plan – Amendment 81 – Removal of Outdated and Unnecessary Policy Material.
2              Commencement
                This instrument commences on the date of its registration.
3              Amendment of National Capital Plan
                Schedule 1 amends the National Capital Plan.
Schedule 1        Amendment
(section 3)
Part One Principles, Policies and Standards, Designated Areas, Special Requirements
a.                   Amend policy 1.2.3(d) to read as follows:
The water quality and hydraulic operation of the lake should be maintained in a manner designed to protect Lake Burley Griffin and Foreshores’ visual and symbolic role.
b.                  Delete the following annotation on Figure 17 ‘The Central National Area (Lake Burley Griffin & Foreshores)’:
For details of proposed widening of Morshead Drive refer to Appendix R.
c.                   Delete the final sentence of paragraph six of section 4.1.
d.                  Amendment Policy 8.6.3(b) to read as follows:
The streamflow and water quality of the rivers shall be protected from adverse external influences and maintained in a manner which ensures compatibility between land uses, water uses and environmental character of the rivers.
e.                   Delete policy 12.3(e).
Part Two Administration and Implementation
f.                   Delete the following sections of Part Two Administration and Implementation:
·         Gazetted Policies of the Former National Capital Development Commission
·         Planning Appeals
·         Review Programme
g.                  Delete paragraph two under section titled ‘Development and Management of National Land’.
h.                  Amend the Plan to recognise consequential changes of Amendment 81 to page numbers, section titles and contents page.
Part Three Background Notes
i.                    Delete Part Three Background Notes
j.                    Delete Appendix C – National Capital Development Commission Policies Revoked by the National Capital plan
k.                  Delete Appendix D – Declared National Land
l.                    Delete Appendix E – Water Quality Policies
m.                Amend Appendix J – Lake Burley Griffin Technical and Management Guidelines as follows:
·         Delete section titled ‘Hydraulics and Water Quality’
·         Delete section titled ‘Maintenance and Management’
·         Delete guidelines 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and18
·         Amend guideline 3 to read as follows:
The normal mode of operation of the Scrivener Dam floodgates should be to release flow at approximately the same rate as the inflow to the Lake from all sources less losses. This will maintain a nearly constant Lake level in East Basin equal to the normal Lake level of RL555.93.
·         Delete the final three paragraphs of guideline 20.
n.                  Delete Appendix K – Commonwealth Grants Commission 1986 Classification Criteria
o.                  Delete Appendix R – Morshead Drive Widening
p.                  Delete Appendix W – West Belconnen
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