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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 3 Hansard (19 March) . .

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Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Report 7

MS FITZHARRIS (Molonglo) (11.40): I present the following report:

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 7—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2013-14, dated 4 March, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I am pleased today to present the seventh report of the Eight Assembly for the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services. The annual and financial reports were referred to standing committees on 25 September 2014. The following annual reports, or sections of annual reports, were referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services: Economic Development Directorate, including Sport and Recreation Services and Venue and Event Services; Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, including the ACT Heritage Council, the ACT Planning and Land Authority, the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, and the Environment Protection Authority; the Land Development Agency; the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment; Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, including ACTION, the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority and the Animal Welfare Authority; and the Capital Metro Agency.

The committee held five public hearings and heard from 53 witnesses from the relevant directorates as well as the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment. Fifty-six questions were taken on notice, which were all responded to promptly and are available on the committee's webpage. The committee made 11 recommendations. During its deliberation, a majority of the committee could not agree on proposed recommendations, but these have been included in the extract of minutes.

Finally, on behalf of the committee I would like to thank ACT government ministers and directorate officials, the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, and agency officials for their contribution to this inquiry and for their timely return of answers to questions taken on notice. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.


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