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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (22 August) . . Page.. 3198..


Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report 26

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (3.42): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 26—Review of Auditor-General's Report No 2 of 2011: Residential Land Supply and Development, dated 31 July 2012, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I will just take a moment to give my appreciation to Dr Andrea Cullen, our committee secretary, and my fellow committee members, Mr Smyth and Mr Hargreaves. As the public accounts committee is presenting four reports today, I will not repeat them each time, but this is a collaborative work. As far as possible, PAC operates on a consensus and collaboration basis, and I very much thank all the other individuals involved.

With residential land supply and development, we made a total of nine recommendations. It is clearly a very interesting and complex subject. In fact, that is pretty much what we said in recommendation 1:

The Committee recommends that the ACT Government simplify the arrangements and the number of agencies involved in the delivery of land in the ACT.

It is a very complicated matter.

We also thought that it was very important that there was better information. That was recommendation 2:

... that the Land Development Agency make available better defined land release targets and measures that provide more accurate information on the status of land release and supply of 'shovel-ready' land ...

We also thought it was important, in recommendation 6, that:

... the Land Development Agency's Statement of Intent is appropriately amended to establish and report against financial KPIs that cover the Land Development Agency's specific performance ...

I commend the report to the Assembly.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (3.44): Residential land supply and development are very important to the ACT in so many ways. It is about where we live; it is about how we


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