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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1485..


Given that the arrangements for the conduct of the Appeal is the responsibility of the Management Committee, including the allocation of funds, you may wish to write to Bishop Browning at the following address:

Right Reverend George Browning

Co-chair

Canberra Bushfire Recovery Appeal

C/- The Public Trustee

GPO Box 515

CANBERRA ACT 2601

Bushfires-damages

(Question No 561)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to damages following the bushfires:

(1) How many houses has the government deemed to be destroyed by the Canberra bushfires as at March 31 2003;

(2) How many structures such as garages, sheds and shearing sheds has the government deemed to be destroyed in the bushfires in January as at March 31 2003;

(3) How many houses have you deemed to be significantly damaged but not destroyed in the bushfires as at March 31 2003;

(4) Of these significantly damaged houses, how many have been determined as not being habitable until they are repaired;

(5) Are any of these significantly damaged houses likely to be determined as being not suitable for restoration;

(6) What processes are being followed with house owners of significantly damaged houses to establish whether restoration is possible;

(7) Are there any avenues of appeal open to these house owners if they are not satisfied with the decisions that have been made about their house;

(8) How many development applications have you received from lessees to replace houses and structures lost in the bushfires to date;

(9) How many of these development applications have been approved to date;

(10) How often have the development applications for structures been fast-tracked for structures destroyed;


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