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intent and to be compliant with human rights. There have also been some procedural changes to improve our administrative processes.

Under the new legislative framework we propose to have two planning regulations: a general regulation and an exempt development regulation. The general regulation will contain detailed provisions and thresholds for the application of processes under the bill, process requirements and administrative detail to support the provisions of the bill. The exempt development regulation will provide a standalone regulation to allow certain low-risk development to occur without development approval. It is anticipated that these regulations will be made in the coming months.

We recognise that the bill introduces a number of significant changes to improve our planning processes. To help industry and the community adjust, transitional provisions have been drafted to support the effective transition from the current system to the reformed planning system. We have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time on this review. As a government, we will work with the community and with industry to get great outcomes for this new system. The ACT community and industry recognise the important role of a modern planning system that is accessible, easy to use and delivers improved development outcomes across the ACT.

This legislation keeps the parts of the previous legislation that support this vision and removes those aspects that prevent the planning system from meeting the needs of current and future Canberrans. The bill provides a significant step forward to support this vision by delivering a spatially led and outcomes-focused planning system. The new system will realise long-term aspirations for the growth and development of Canberra, while maintaining the valued character of our city. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Cain) adjourned to the next sitting.

Guardianship and Management of Property Amendment Bill 2022

Mr Rattenbury, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong-Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (11.10): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to present the Guardianship and Management of Property Amendment Bill 2022 to the Assembly. The bill amends the Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991 and seeks to achieve two important objectives: firstly, to promote the human rights of people with disabilities and older people who require support
with decision-making; and, secondly, to expressly recognise and promote the

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