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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 1 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 434..


(1) What change of use charges have been made since rectification of the application of the change of use charge.

(2) Are offsite works being included in the calculations of change of use charges now, under rectification and how are these offsets being calculated.

(3) What liaison is undertaken with other departments in calculating which works should be calculated and the value of these offsite works.

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

(1) Since the change of use rectification (30 April 2010), up to and including 31 December 2010, approximately $6 million has been paid in change of use charges.

(2) No offsets against change of use charge have been considered or calculated since rectification.

(3) Noting the answer to Question 2 above this question is not relevant to rectification.

Planning—urban form analysis (Question No 1394)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 9 December 2010:

(1) In relation to the table of information published at http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/19193/Urban_form_analysis_-_technical_report.pdf entitled Urban Form Analysis, (a) do the land take and people per hectare calculations include all land uses and (b) is commercial space included, given that on reading the more detailed breakdown, there is no mention of commercial space, unless it is part of building footprint

(2) In relation to CO2 production included in the table referred to in part (1), (a) what sources of CO2 does this include, (b) is it only building related and transport related, (c) does it include emissions relating to consumption of goods and services by occupants and (d) does it include occupants' share of public activities such as road maintenance, etc.

(3) In relation to water consumption information in the table referred to in part (1), does this only include occupant water or does it include watering of public open space.

(4) In relation to the table referred to in part (1), how are low income households defined.

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

(1) a) Yes, the land take and people per hectare include all land uses (including commercial if applicable) and the total of urban area within the case study boundaries.

b) Yes, the commercial land use of the Kingston and Reid examples is included in the building footprint category and has not been further specified.


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