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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1047..


account for the time frame when this is put into a capital work. Again, it is about getting the capital works correct.

Our recommendation is that the committee recommends that the Assembly pass the appropriation bill subject to the recommendations contained within the report being agreed to by the government and that the appropriation for the ACT Assembly be passed. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Environment—Koppers site

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): I ask leave of the Assembly to make a statement concerning the management of environmental reporting pursuant to a resolution of the Assembly of 9 April 2014.

Leave not granted.

Planning and Development (Extension of Time) Amendment Bill 2014

Debate resumed from 10 April 2014, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.58): Reluctantly the opposition will be supporting the bill and will seek to move an amendment to make the bill actually do what the Treasurer said it should do. The problem with this bill is a problem that the government has created. I think that, in an attempt to be seen to be fixing the problem, it has come up with an answer that, while it may help a percentage—we do not know the numbers because the government in the briefing could not tell us the numbers—it is hard to know what the full effect of this will be. If members would recall, when we asked the Chief Minister about the stimulus package she said, "Well, I'm not going to tell you the details because I can't. I'm not going to make promises because, in effect, we really don't know what the effect of this will be."

The purpose of the Planning and Development (Extension of Time) Amendment Bill 2014—and this just comes from the ES—is to enact the changes to the extension of time system announced as part of the government's stimulus package. The bill sets out the legislative changes to the Planning and Development Act 2007 and the Planning and Development Regulation 2008 required to achieve this purpose. It goes on to say:

The changes to the EOT system outlined in this bill include:

a new fee structure to come into effect from 1 April 2014, based on one times the general rates;


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