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MR QUINLAN (continuing):

implementation of draft variation No 235. The committee's third recommendation was that the government place conditions on the direct sale of land to Aldi in that the lease requires the construction and operation of a competitive supermarket on the site.

The preparation of the lease conditions is not a consideration of the territory plan variation process. The Land Development Agency, in its preparation of the lease documentation for the direct sale of the site, will endeavour to include a condition to the effect of requiring the construction and operation of a competitive supermarket on the site. I now table variation No 235 to the territory plan.

Territory plan-variation

Paper

Mr Quinlan presented the following papers:

Land (Planning And Environment) Act-Approval of Variation No 225 to the Territory Plan-Narrabundah Section 129 and part Section 34, dated 17 August 2004, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 31-government response

MR QUINLAN: For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report 31-Inquiry into the matter of the Karralika development and call in power of the Minister for Planning-Government response.

I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: Report No 31 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment deals with planning and consultation issues relating to the Karralika development. The report contains 10 recommendations that are not specific to the Karralika development but that focus on broader legislative and consultative issues for planning and development approvals in capital works programs. I thank the committee for all its help.

In considering the government's response to the committee's recommendations it is important to emphasise that the government has already initiated a major review of planning with a view to amending the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. The planning and land review is a significant project that, over the next two years, will comprehensively examine the effectiveness of the current planning and development approvals regime in the ACT. It will include a review of the Land Act and the appropriateness of existing consultative mechanisms for approval processes and it will deliver significant planning reforms.


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