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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 7 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 1742..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

admirably. A follow-up audit 12 months after the AMC is opened for operation may be appropriate and the government would welcome this work on the part of the commission.

The government will respond to the audit formally in due course and within three months. In the interim, I would like to place on the record my thanks to the commissioner for human rights, Dr Helen Watchirs, her staff who were involved in the development of this audit and also the prisoners, remandees, corrections office staff and others involved in the remand and correction system in the ACT for their cooperation. Their contributions have been significant in providing a detailed and systematic audit of the issues facing our corrections staff and our corrections system as we move towards the establishment of the first ACT prison. The government will be drawing closely and heavily on the audit's functions in considering the future operations of the AMC.

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

Paper

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Administration of Justice—ACT Criminal Justice—Statistical Profile—March quarter 2007.

Territory plan—variation No 263

Papers and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to subsection 29 (1)—Approval of Variation No 263 to the Territory Plan—Change of Land Use Policy for Block 23 Section 117 Kaleen and Minor Amendments to Community Facility Land Use Policy, dated 2 July 2007, 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 27—Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 263: Block 23 Section 117 Kaleen and Minor Amendments to Community Facility Land Use Policies—Government response.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: Draft variation No 263 to the territory plan proposes to change the land use policy for block 23 section 117 Kaleen, the former Bocce club site, from restricted access recreation to community facility to provide for supportive housing. Draft variation No 263 was released for public comment on 14 July 2006 and attracted 13 submissions during the consultation period. The original draft variation included changes to the territory plan map for the site to community facility and minor amendments to the written statement for community facility land use policies.


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