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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3667..


advised by the ACT Fire Brigade that it is unaware of what was in the drums but can confirm that at the time of fighting the recent fire the substance was not hazardous.

Matters of public importance—selection process

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: I wish to make a brief statement in relation to the selection process of today's matter of public importance. After the MPI had been chosen and the daily program published, it was drawn to my attention that four proposed matters of public importance had not been included in the draw due to an administrative error in my office. As the daily program had been published, I made a decision not to conduct the draw again. I have implemented measures in my office to ensure that this situation is not repeated and I apologise to members for this error. I have spoken to each of the affected members personally.

Call-in powers—block 475, section 79, Giralang

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 161(2)—Statement regarding exercise of call-in powers—Development application No. 201119903—Blocks 4 and 5 Section 79 Giralang, dated 17 August 2011.

I ask leave to make a brief statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: On 16 June this year I directed, under section 158 of the Planning and Development Act, the ACT Planning and Land Authority to refer to me development application No 201119903. The DA relates to blocks 4 and 5, section 79, Giralang—the Giralang local centre.

The DA sought approval for a variation to the crown lease to permit the construction of a new commercial centre, comprising the construction of a new supermarket, retail outlets, undercroft and basement car parking, basement storage, loading dock and associated landscaping.

On 11 August this year I decided to consider the development application. On 17 August this year, I approved the application using my powers under section 162 of the Planning and Development Act.

In deciding the application, I gave careful consideration to the requirements of the territory plan, the advice of the Environmental Protection Authority, the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, ActewAGL, the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, the Education and Training Directorate and, as required by the legislation, the ACT


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