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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2244..


Planning—commercial developments

(Question No 179)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

(1) How many applications for commercial developments are currently waiting for ACT Planning and Land Authority approval.

(2) How long is the average waiting time for a commercial development application from the date it is first lodged, until the date the application is approved, when stopclocks are (a) excluded and (b) included.

(3) How many of these developments are valued at over (a) $50 million and

(b) $100 million.

(4) What is the total dollar value of these developments awaiting approval.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) As at 9 April 2009 107 applications for commercial developments were waiting for ACT Planning and Land Authority approval.

(2) The average waiting time for a commercial development application from the date it is first lodged, until the date the application is approved, when stop clocks are excluded is 44.97 days and 76.81 days when stop clocks are included. Stop clocks are applied where further information is required of applicants to enable an application to be assessed.

(3) As at 9 April 2009 the number applications for commercial developments that were waiting for ACT Planning and Land Authority approval that are valued at over $50 million is one and valued at over $100 million is zero.

(4) The total dollar value of the developments awaiting approval is $306,028,048

Childcare—British workers

(Question No 181)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

(1) How many British workers have been recruited to the Child Care and Protection agency and over what period.

(2) What was the cost, by type of expenditure, of promoting and advertising the employment opportunities in the agency, including but not limited to media advertising, printed material, in-country promotional activities undertaken by ACT public service officials, travel, accommodation, meals and out-of-pocket expenditure, venue and equipment hire, and any other associated costs.

(3) How much was paid to each recruit to assist in relocation costs and what were those payments designed to cover.


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