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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2694..


(4) Why was it decided to include this initiative in the Budget as part of the January bushfire recovery. Please provide any supporting documentation.

Mr Stanhope

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ACT Budget considerations are confidential.

(2) See (1).

(3) See (1)

(4) See (1)

Bushfires-rebuilding

(Question No 749)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to people whose houses or other buildings were destroyed in the January bushfires:

1. How many have applied to rebuild their (a) houses or (b) other dwellings as at 31 May 2003:

2. How many applications have received all the approvals necessary to start rebuilding as at 31 May 2003:

3. How many applications are still waiting as at 31 May 2003 and what is the average waiting time for approval;

4. What has been the average time taken to rebuild (a) houses and (b) Government structures destroyed by the bushfires?

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is:

As at May 2003:

1 (a) 61 development applications for new single houses to replace houses destroyed in the bushfires had been received.

(b) 8 other development applications for replacement housing had been received - 7 for dual occupancies and one for replacement of two units in a 14 unit ACT Housing complex.

2. 34 single house applications had received development approval. Of those, 18 had proceeded to building approval.

3 (a) 7 single house development applications were awaiting approval, and 5 dual occupancy development applications.

(b) Average time for single house development approvals: 10.8 business days.

Average time for dual occupancy development approvals: 23.5 business days.


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