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MR HANSON: Scrutiny report No 12 contains the committee’s comments on seven bills, 24 pieces of subordinate legislation, two regulatory impact statements and seven government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

In doing so, I note that this is likely to be the last scrutiny report that I deliver. I am moving on from the JACS committee as a result of an internal reshuffle within the Canberra Liberals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those involved with the scrutiny committee for their diligent work—Julia Agostino, the secretary; Anne Shannon, the assistant secretary; Sophie Milne, the other assistant secretary who has worked for the committee; and the two legal advisers, Stephen Argument, who is the legal adviser for subordinate legislation, and Daniel Stewart, who is the legal adviser for bills. I would also like to thank the members of the committee that I worked with during that time, including Dr Marisa Paterson, Ms Jo Clay and, more recently, Mr Andrew Braddock.

I would also like to thank the government for their interaction with the committee. They have been timely with their responses. They have engaged cooperatively with the committee. I think that, as a whole. we have worked well together to make sure that the committee has performed its functions. It is a sometimes difficult, complex and laborious area of responsibility, as those who are on the committee will attest. The enthusiasm with which the two legal advisers in particular, Stephen and Daniel, perform their roles is to be commended. They are forever cooperative. They provide real insights to the committee. I would like particularly to commend both Stephen and Daniel, and thank them for all of the work they have been doing for the committee.

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Report 8

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (11.41): I present the following report:

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Report 8—Inquiry into Giralang ShopsInterim Report, dated 9 December 2021, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I wish to present the interim report and make a brief tabling statement. On 10 February 2021 petition 4 of 21 was tabled in the Assembly seeking an update on the progress of the Giralang shops development. That petition was referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services under standing order 99A and the committee agreed to inquire into and report on the petition.

Following referral by the Assembly, the committee called for and received 69 submissions and held three public hearings, during which the committee heard from the site lessee and property developer, Giralang residents and the Minister for Planning and Land Management.

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