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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3293..


MS BURCH: Madam Deputy Speaker, you are right; I did not hear you. I will withdraw that Mrs Dunne peddles misinformation, but I might have hoped that she would get her information right.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: No, an unqualified withdrawal, please.

MS BURCH: I withdraw, Madam Deputy Speaker.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Thank you very much.

MS BURCH: I withdraw that, but I think the point is that Mrs Dunne has been told that that incident was independently reviewed and recommendations acted upon and she chooses to continue to ignore that fact. The budget has been increased in 2010 and in 2011, so since the commissioning of Bimberi there has been ongoing budget investment. I accept that there is work to do in Bimberi and in youth justice broadly. I look forward to the day when we do this in a positive way rather than by way of accusations and counter-accusations that really lead to no positive outcome for our young people at all.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning and Development Act 2007—call-in powers

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): As Acting Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, I present the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 161(2)—Statement regarding exercise of call-in powers—Development application No 201119841—Block 7 Section 18 Flynn, dated 13 July 2011.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: On 28 June 2011, the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development directed, under section 158 of the Planning and Development Act, that the ACT Planning and Land Authority refer to him development application No 201119841. The DA sought approval for, amongst other things, the refurbishment of existing buildings and the construction of a new building to form a new childcare centre. The application also sought approval for the removal of a regulated tree.

On 11 July 2011, in my capacity as Acting Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, I decided to consider the development application. On 13 July 2011, I approved the application, using my powers under section 162 of the Planning and Development Act.


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