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Board of Inquiry into System Level Responses to Family Violence in the ACT – (GLANFIELD INQUIRY)

Approximately $55,500 was allocated towards this Inquiry, which included payment to Mr Glanfield for his services in providing 20 days of review work, and associated travel. Significant additional resources including ACT Government staff costs for those assisting with the inquiry were also directed towards the conduct of the Inquiry and response to the recommendations. These other costs from the Inquiry were absorbed by the relevant Directorates.

(Question No 469)

Mr Cain asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 8 October 2021:

How many development leases were classified as (a) residential, (b) commercial and (c) rural, during the financial years of (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017 18, (iii) 2018-19, (iv) 2019-20 and (v) 2020-21.

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

‘Development leases’ are not a category of lease issued under the Planning and Development Act 2007.

In relation to Crown leases, however, these are not classified into residential, commercial, and rural. Each Crown lease has a purpose clause that specifies the uses permitted on the land. Some leases permit both commercial and residential as a use.

Retrieving the data would require a manual review of each individual Crown lease for the periods specified to determine the permitted uses and represent a significant diversion of resources.

(Question No 470)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 8 October 2021:

(1) What financial support does the Government give Canberrans to buy a property.

(2) How does the Government respond to spiralling house prices in the ACT particularly as more and more people are priced out of the market and struggling to buy their first home.

(3) Does the Government have any policies targeted at reducing ACT property prices; if so, (a) what are they and (b) what success have they had in reducing prices and how is that measured.

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