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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (31 July) . . Page.. 2415 ..


These acquisitions complete the contracts that were transferred to the Suburban Land Agency under the transitional provisions from the former Land Development Agency. These contracts were detailed in the Financial Management (Land Development Agency transfer to Suburban Land Agency) Declaration, Schedule 2, Contracts for the Purchase of Land. This was a notifiable instrument under the Financial Management Act 1996.

As I indicated in my tabling of the first quarterly acquisitions report, strategic acquisitions of privately held leases of land, including parcels reported this quarter, are required to support future development for future generations. The sites acquired in this quarter provide land to facilitate improved security of electricity infrastructure for the ACT through the establishment of a second power supply. The electrical sub-station project and associated easements will be delivered by TransGrid. This project will ensure that we can meet the needs of new residential areas, including the Ginninderry development, and ensure that an alternative supply is available to the ACT.

The land will also allow for the development of a water reservoir and associated water mains to be constructed by Icon Water, which will provide the future water supply requirements of Ginninderry and surrounding areas. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Chief Health Officer's report 2018

Paper and statement by minister

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (3.32): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Health Act, pursuant to subsection 10(3)—ACT Chief Health Officer's Report 2018—Healthy Canberra.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS FITZHARRIS: Today I am very pleased to table Healthy Canberra: Australian Capital Territory Chief Health Officer's Report 2018, and I welcome the Chief Health Officer to the Assembly. By way of introduction, the Chief Health Officer's report is published every two years to provide information about the health and wellbeing of the ACT population. This report provides a wealth of information to inform government and our community by identifying health trends and emerging issues.

This 2018 report covers the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016 and has been prepared as required under section 10 of the Public Health Act 1997. The data utilised in this report is the most recent available for all indicators and measures presented. Data was sourced from a variety of ACT and national databases, including administrative and surveillance data, cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys and data registries. The


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