Page 3457 - Week 12 - Tuesday, 23 November 2021

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The committee held six public hearings via video link and heard from many witnesses, including ministers, directorate officials and community organisations. The report makes 31 recommendations on a range of topics, including active travel, waste management, the urban tree canopy, major infrastructure projects and housing in the ACT.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank everyone who participated in, or assisted with, our inquiry. I thank my colleagues Ms Orr and Mr Parton for their collegiate work and I thank the very hardworking committee secretariat, who turned out a high quality report in such short time. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 11

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (10.09): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 11, dated 19 November 2021, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR HANSON: Scrutiny Report 11 contains the committee’s comments on seven bills, 30 pieces of subordinate legislation and three government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I would like to thank Stephen and Daniel and the secretary—both Anne and Julia—for all their hard work in assisting to put the report together. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (10.10): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services relating to referred petitions.

Petition 16-21, concerning Gungahlin town centre land sales, was received by the Assembly on 3 August 2021 and referred to our committee under standing order 99A. As signatories to petition 16-21, 714 residents of the ACT asked the Assembly to suspend the auction of four mixed-use sites scheduled for 12 May 2021 and the sale of any other sites in Gungahlin town centre until a number of actions were completed, including:

the committee inquiry into draft variation 364;

addressing the recommendations of the Gungahlin town centre planning refresh community engagement report; and

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