Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage- Video 9 – Part 2

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage- Video 9 – Part 2

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siema Jamie Lee Roth move that the question being out but I think of the member had been a call earlier invited government but that was completely relevant dinner so I wanted to respond to a couple of things in relation to what the Minister has said in his recent recent comments the first one is he sees to us trust the council’s look at look at what’s in the bill especially in relation to the the net benefit clause and trust them well I don’t trust them I can I’ll say that here and now and I say that with the benefit of having been a city councillor for 15 years I don’t trust them to be able to properly administer a a piece of legislation like this and there are two reasons for that one is because i don’t i think they too often make mistakes quite quite simply that they far too often make mistakes i could give you a dozen examples if you want me to but I’m sure everybody in this room knows that they actually do make mistakes they do in fact and the government does as well and I could talk about the width of school and how it’s going to take a park but i’m not going to mr. chairman i see it i could i want it but the point I’m making is this you cannot trust the council’s to always do the right thing because they simply don’t and that’s very important because the purpose of a reserve zach is to prevent councils and others from making those mistakes the reserves act is a long-term piece of legislation that is there as the bottom line to prevent all of that from happening yet this government is willing to compromise it so that’s point number one and another point is this mr. chairman concerning the net benefit clause and in the the minister tried to get us to believe that it’s okay if you take some land for housing as long as you you actually exchange it for a reserve somewhere else and there was some kind of benefit now I’ve already talked about the difficulty of defining net what I want to talk about is next as this and that is the strategic distribution of reserves because if you think about how the long-term effect of this provision what it could mean is that reserve open space reserves get pushed further and further out of urban areas towards the urban French you know so you’ve got a reserve inside an urban area when somebody says let’s take that for housing will get a lot of housing out of that will will create another reserve but it’d be a lot further away almost certainly a lot further away towards the urban fringe because that that will be cheaper and easier land to acquire and they’ll concoct some story about net benefit which will persuade a council and there you go so the net effect of this provision I say to the minister and what does specific response to this is that the net effect of there will be constantly urban green space will be pushed further and further out of urban areas towards the urban fringe so what you’re going to get is a donut effect you get this urban area in the center with virtually no reserves in it and the exchanged urban reserves will all be dotted around the urban French and they’re in in strategic terms is an extremely serious adverse effect of this provision now the minister just sugars here tom I’m going to wait with interest to hear why he doesn’t think that will happen and it won’t be enough just to give an opinion because it’s perfectly clear to me and I’m sure to others that is all what I have said is almost inevitably going to be the effect of this it compromises the reserves act in yet another way in that respect I’m waiting to hear the response Jamie Leroy I move the cushion been a perfect

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