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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3607..


(1) When will the Government be responding to the Heritage Act Review.

(2) What is the Government's position on the proposal to fund a full-time heritage compliance officer.

(3) What action does the ACT Planning and Land Authority lease compliance officer currently take in regard to heritage issues.

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

(1) The Government response to the review of the Heritage Act 2004 is likely to be released in late 2011.

(2) The implementation of the recommendations, if agreed, will need to be considered through the budget process.

(3) Development approvals often include conditions that reference other relevant laws, such as utilities, heritage, tree protection etc. Where a breach of these other laws has occurred during a development are discovered the breach is reported to the relevant regulator.

Couranga and Tralee homesteads (Question No 1683)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 30 June 2011:

(1) In relation to the historical Couranga Homestead and the recently vandalised Tralee slab hut, has a development application been submitted in relation to the planned new industrial park extension via the Land Development Authority (LDA).

(2) What was the outcome of the Home and Building Inspection Report for the Couranga and Tralee Homesteads undertaken by the LDA in 2008.

(3) What is the Government doing to maintain these buildings given their heritage listed status.

(4) What does the Government propose to do about the recent vandalism incident at the Tralee slab hut and what will it do to prevent any further vandalism happening in the future.

(5) Can the Minister give an assurance that any plans for development of this site will not compromise the integrity of any of the heritage listed buildings existing on the site.

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

(1) The Land Development Agency (LDA) has submitted a development application for the Hume West industrial estate. Approval was received from the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) on 21 April 2011.

(2) The advice was noted by the LDA, however, due to resourcing limitations and competing demands at that time no immediate 'non-urgent' action was undertaken.


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