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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (2 March) . . Page.. 479..


MR STANHOPE: I present another set of executive contracts. These documents were tabled in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act, which require the tabling of all executive contracts and contract variations. The contracts were previously tabled on 10 February 2004. Today I present four short-term contracts and eight contract variations. The details of those contracts will be circulated to all members.

Papers

Mr Quinlan presented the following papers:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26 (3)-Consolidated Financial Management Report for the financial quarter and year-to-date ending 31 December 2003.

Australian Capital Tourism Corporation Act, pursuant to subsection 28 (3)-Australian Capital Tourism Corporation-quarterly report-October to December 2003.

Land Development Agency

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): For the information of members I present the following paper:

Planning and Land Act, pursuant to section 46-Business Plan-Land Development Agency-2003-2004, including a Statement of Intent 2003-04.

I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: The government's pre-election planning and land management policy for Canberra, "Planning for People", set initiatives and policies aimed at protecting Canberra's unique planning heritage and enhancing the quality of residential and urban amenity. As part of this policy the Stanhope government committed to land development as a key function of government. As such, on 1 July 2003, pursuant to the Planning and Land Act 2002, the formation of the Land Development Agency incorporated functions of the former land agency within urban services, Kingston Foreshore Development Authority and the Gungahlin Development Authority.

The government established the LDA, which will have three primary functions: land development, associated works and the enhancement of land surrounding that development, and the ability to carry out strategic or complex urban development projects. To meet these functions the LDA developed its first business plan, which I am tabling for the benefit of members today. Through its key objectives this plan gives a clear direction for the delivery of key projects and the government's land release program.


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