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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5267 ..


Authority (EPA) would investigate a report of the release of 20 or more balloons. Where the EPA identifies an offence against section 16(1), regulatory action would be considered in line with the EPA's Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines.

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Housing—strata regulation (Question No 1929)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Urban Renewal, upon notice, on 26 October 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Planning and Land Management):

(1) When will the legislation be introduced and what will it cover in relation to strata regulation in light of the then Minister for Urban Renewal's response to the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-18 question on notice No E17-100, part (5) of the question on notice stated that "Subject to ongoing consultation with stakeholders during 2017, the ACT Government is anticipating that legislation will be introduced in the Legislative Assembly in 2018".

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Since the response to the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-18 question on notice No E17-100 was provided, the Environment, Planning & Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) has conducted further research and analysis of the complex and wide-ranging issues affecting mixed-use developments, as well as unit plans in general.

To achieve effective change, three key areas of reform have been identified:

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update governance and management frameworks for new and existing developments;

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review and amend administrative procedures;

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update planning and design requirements, to cater for different types of mixed-use developments.

It has become apparent that the complex nature and interconnectivity of the issues with other legislation is more challenging than first anticipated. Due to these complexities and in order to address the issues appropriately, the progression of the potential reforms is taking longer than anticipated.

This has resulted in the scope and delivery of possible reforms being reassessed to provide effective legislative amendments and practical solutions to better support unit plans, with particular focus on improvements for mixed-use developments.

It is anticipated a set of reforms will be presented during 2019, following further consultation with key stakeholders and the wider community on specific proposals.

Schools—violence (Question No 1930)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:


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