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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2023 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 7 February 2023) . . Page.. 1 ..

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Report 12

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (10.02): I present the following report:

Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Report 12—Inquiry into Planning Bill 2022, dated 20 December 2022, including additional comments, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

The Planning Bill 2022 was referred to the committee on 21 September 2022.
The committee consulted widely across community councils, environmental organisations, housing industry groups, residential associations and individual citizens, and we received 65 submissions and 18 exhibits in total and heard from 57 individuals and organisations across the two days of hearings.

The committee’s report made 49 recommendations covering a broad range of issues in relation to the bill. The committee believes that, due to the significant reform of the ACT’s planning system proposed in the bill, it was important for the committee to conduct this inquiry to review this piece of legislation.

The committee wishes to extend its appreciation to all inquiry participants for their engagement throughout the inquiry process and for the valuable commendations and contributions they made in assisting and informing the committee’s deliberations.
We would also really like to thank the staff who worked really, really, really hard on this and put in some very long hours to produce a detailed, thoughtful and extensive report under quite difficult time lines.

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