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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . . Page.. 249..


MR HUMPHRIES: That was my promise to the public meeting Ms Tucker refers to. Given that the restricted access recreation area is being replaced by other restricted access area in this development, I think it is quite appropriate to exchange it in that way and I support the development which is being proposed there for that reason.

Surveyors declaration forms

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I have additional information for Mr Rugendyke in relation to his question on 13 February regarding surveyors forms. The approved development application and the lease for the sites specifically recognise balconies attached to the buildings that encroach over unleased land. The form was amended to give effect to the territory's requirement advised on approval of the development some time ago and to ensure that no impression could be given that the land outside the parcel was being subdivided in the unit titling process. Such a subdivision would not be possible since you cannot purport to divide title over land that you do not own.

In cases where the building itself rather than the fixtures and fittings encroaches outside the parcel, the applicant is required to apply for additional land to be included in the lease and thus eliminate the encroachment. Such applications for unit titling are capable of being approved and signed once the additional land issue is resolved. This situation did not apply in relation to the Globe building and therefore there was no delay in the officers signing the form.

AC/DC Concert

MR SMYTH: Mr Berry also asked questions about the AC/DC rock concert. In the first part of his question he asked why water was not permitted to be brought into the concert. The concert promoter directed that nothing be brought into EPIC in the form of plastic or metal containers as they could be used as projectiles and therefore created a safety issue. Free water was made available at the front of the stage and at the first aid station and was also retailed at the food and beverage areas where it was provided in cups-

Mr Corbell: It was sold in plastic bottles.

MR SMYTH: Well, the advice here is that it was provided in cups.

Mr Corbell: Well, we understand it was sold in plastic bottles.

MR SMYTH: The advice here is that it was provided in cups-you jumped too early, Mr Corbell. EPIC ensured that there was a constant supply of water at the event.

The second part of the question related to what risk assessment was carried out in relation to the AC/DC concert and what precautions are taken by government to ensure adequate safety at the events. Mr Speaker, through the Regulators Forum, which is chaired by the Occupational Health and Safety Commissioner and the Emergency Services Committee chaired by the Police Commissioner, strategies have been put in place to apply risk management and risk management process for large public events management.


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