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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3294..


In deciding the application, I gave careful consideration to the requirements of the territory plan, the advice of the Environment Protection Authority, Territory and Municipal Services, ActewAGL, the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, the ACT Heritage Council and, as required by the legislation, the advice of the ACT Planning and Land Authority. I also gave consideration to the representations received during the public notification period for the DA that occurred in April and May 2011. I have imposed conditions on the approval of the DA which require, amongst other things, sediment and erosion control, tree protection, verge management and submission of a temporary traffic management plan.

The Planning and Development Act provides for specific criteria in relation to the exercise of the call-in powers. I used the ministerial call-in powers because I considered that the proposal will provide a substantial public benefit, particularly to the broader Flynn community, with the provision of a much-needed new childcare facility. The proposed refurbishment and the reuse of the older buildings will furthermore enhance greater efficiency in the management of these assets. The use of the call-in powers in this instance will also enable the timely commencement of the proposed development by the proponent.

Section 161(2) of the Planning and Development Act specifies that if the minister decides an application, the minister must table a statement in the Assembly no later than three sitting days after the day of the decision. As required by the Planning and Development Act and for the information of members, I table the statement providing a description of the development, details of the land and where the development is proposed to take place, the name of the applicant, details of my decision for the application and reasons for the decision.

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Reports 4 and 7—government response

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Community Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs) (5.12): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 4—Inquiry into Live Community Events—Interim report and Report 7—Inquiry into Live Community EventsFinal report—Government response.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

The government wishes to thank the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services for its work in relation to the inquiry into live community events, which led to a very detailed report on live music. The government


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