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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 8 Hansard (25 June) . . Page.. 2214..

Report No 2 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment: Service Delivery-2002-03 Budget Consultation Process, which was presented to the Assembly on 9 April 2002; and

Report No 1 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Service Delivery 2002-2003 Budget Consultation Process, which was presented to the Assembly on 9 April 2002.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Humphries ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Residential, commercial and community land releases

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Planning and Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Residential, Commercial and Community Land Releases in the ACT-2002-2003 to 2005-06.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I am pleased to table details of the government's land release program for 2002-03, and the indicative program for the financial years 2003-04 and 2005-06. The program covers residential, commercial and community land releases. For the next financial year, blocks for approximately 2,100 residential dwellings and 18 commercial sites are being prepared for release. In addition, I am pleased to advise that a further 950 blocks will be prepared for release if market conditions require.

This is an ambitious program which will ensure that, for the first time, supply will be able to fully meet demand in the ACT. Over the next 12 months, sites suitable for retirement complexes and adaptable housing will be prepared for release.

The program for next year gives emphasis to expanding the Gungahlin town centre. Approximately 700 residential dwellings will be released, as well as additional retail and commercial sites.

Mr Speaker, this year we will see the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority deliver the first of its residential dwellings, to be released as stage 1A. This will be a total of 175 dwellings, with a further release of 175 residential dwellings, known as stage 1B, to follow later in the year. This program, when completed, will see up to 1,900 new dwellings on the foreshore.

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