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continues to deliver land for residential, mixed use, commercial, industrial and community—

Ms Lee: Point of order. The question was very specifically why the number of dwellings in the planned land release program is lower than last year. I ask that the minister be directly relevant.

MADAM SPEAKER: Given that you called a point of order 30 seconds into the answer, the minister has more time to answer.

MR GENTLEMAN: Thank you, Madam Speaker. I was coming to the numbers. The ILRP for the next five years targets the land release for over 16,000 new homes. This consists of the land release to support 4,743 single residential dwellings and 11,674 multi-unit dwellings. So 72 per cent of all releases in 2022-23 are set within the existing urban area, in line with the government’s goal for 70-30.

Mr Parton interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Parton, if you need to remove yourself to gather your thoughts, please do.

Mr Parton: I’m sorry, Madam Speaker. That was too far.

MS LEE: Minister, in last year’s land release program you promised 850 single dwelling blocks and you have revised that down to 799 this year. Why?

MR GENTLEMAN: Each year we have a look at the ILRP. It is an indicative land release program. We look at the population growth across the ACT.

Opposition members interjecting—


MR GENTLEMAN: As population growth has continued, we have increased the land supply across the territory, including looking at the pressures on the ACT for—

Dr Paterson: Point of order. Madam Speaker, I can’t hear the minister speak over the Canberra Liberals.

MADAM SPEAKER: Members, I remind you of the standing orders. If someone is on their feet, they will be heard in silence. Mr Gentleman.

MR GENTLEMAN: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Yes, there were some issues with the rollout of the land release program, particularly in Jacka, because of the continued challenge to the government by people challenging the ILRP in the ACAT.

MADAM SPEAKER: Questions without notice. Mr Davis?

Mr Parton: Supplementary?

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