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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 2 Hansard (23 February) . . Page.. 801..


I must reiterate that the committee decision was whether to leave the zone as it is or to change it to RZ4. The decision was not to decide whether to put a moratorium on development. Other government entities, such as the Heritage Council and ACTPLA, and the minister are responsible for that decision making.

What was the responsibility of the committee was to advise whether rezoning to RZ4 was the wise thing to do, and we are unanimously of the view that it is. However, we believe caveats should be incorporated into a precinct code. We have advised that a structure should be a reasonable distance from the easement, that the pathway adjacent to the easement be improved, that trees be protected and that a single level of basement parking should be constructed and no more, amongst other recommendations.

The ball is in the government's court regarding whether to accept the recommendations of this committee and to appropriately deal with the other issues which are also in their court. These issues include the development application, if one does proceed, whether off-site works should be incorporated, any heritage issues, any deconcessionalisation issues, change of use issues et cetera.

In conclusion, I would like to thank all members of the community for their submissions and their involvement in the inquiry, and I commend the report to the Assembly. I look forward to the minister's response.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell) adjourned to the next sitting.

Health Directorate and Calvary hospital

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services) (5.20), by leave: I would like to table the outcomes of negotiations between the Health Directorate and Calvary Health Care in relation to the newly agreed Calvary network agreement. I table the following paper:

Calvary Network Agreement—Update on the finalisation—Statement by the Minister for Health, dated February 2012.

As members would be aware, the agreements were signed in December 2011 and commenced on 1 February 2012. You will recall that the territory has been in negotiations with the Little Company of Mary Health Care for a number of years, with the government initially announcing an in-principle agreement for the transfer of Calvary Public Hospital to the territory in October 2009. However, in February 2010 the Little Company of Mary Health Care announced that they would be withdrawing from this initial in-principle agreement. As members will be aware, the territory went on to hold extensive discussions with the Little Company of Mary Health Care to explore alternative options.

In April 2010, the Australian Accounting Standards Board released an exposure draft, ED 194, of the proposed international public sector accounting standard. This


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