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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (11 April) . .

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Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Schedule—Leases granted for the period 1 January to 31 March 2013.

Call-in powers—block 15 section 42 Griffith

Papers and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 161(2)—Development application No. 201222226—Block 15 Section 42 Griffith—

Statement regarding exercise of call-in powers.

Notice of Decision, dated 2 April 2013.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: On 26 February this year, as Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development and under section 158 of the Planning and Development Act 2007, I directed the Planning and Land Authority to refer to me development application No 201222226. The development application sought approval for, among other things, the proposed redevelopment of block 15 section 42 Griffith into a multi-unit residential development and associated lease variation to permit the development.

On 2 April I decided to consider the development application and on the same day I decided to approve the application using my powers under section 162 of the Planning and Development Act 2007. In deciding the application, I gave careful consideration to the requirements of the territory plan and the advice of the Environment Protection Authority, the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, the ESA, ActewAGL, the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, the ACT Heritage Council and the transport planning section and land and infrastructure planning section of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, as required by the legislation and the Planning and Land Authority.

I also gave consideration to the representations received by the authority during the public notification period for the development application that occurred in October and November last year and to the response to those submissions by the development proponent.

I have decided to impose conditions on the approval of the development application that requires, among other things: environmental assessment and remediation;

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