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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 6096..


The Planning and Development Act 2007 and Planning and Development Regulation 2008 permits a lessee to apply for a reduction in fees due to hardship for the periods of extension post 31 March 2008. Regulations 204-207 outline the criteria for such a reduction.

Each application for an extension of time is assessed against the criteria and may be granted a full or partial reduction of the fees applicable to that lease.

There have been 51 leases which were subject to an exemption of the extension of time fees as provided for under the hardship provisions outlined above. The amount that has been waived since the commencement of the Planning and Development Regulation 2008 is $107,099.31.

In addition to the above fee waiver the Financial Management Act 1996 authorises a waiver in relation to fees due and payable in respect of extensions of time fees due for industrial and commercial leases (including mixed development where no more than 49% of GFA is to be residential). The Moratorium applied to fees payable on applications between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2011 and only to any component of the fee applicable to that period.

There have been 56 waivers under the Moratorium during the period of its validity. The amount that has been waived is $2,248,245.80

Health—sexually transmitted infections (Question No 1948)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 8 December 2011:

(1) What campaigns are currently being run by the ACT Government to educate the community about the risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the Territory.

(2) Is the ACT Government planning any campaigns in 2012 to address the climbing STI rates in the community.

(3) How does the ACT Government currently engage with young people to encourage safe sex and educate about the risks of STIs.

(4) What are the number of cases of (a) Chlamydia, (b) Gonorrhoea and (c) Syphilis in the ACT at present for young (i) women and (ii) men aged between 12 -25.

(5) What is the ACT Government's estimate of undiagnosed cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis in the ACT.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Health Directorate funds specific non-governmental organisation partners to produce and distribute high quality sexual health information and education to priority populations in the ACT, as defined in the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Sexually Transmissible Infections: A Strategic Framework for the ACT 2007-2012. Partners such as the AIDS Action Council of the ACT (AAC), Sexual Health and Family


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