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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4036..



environmental tobacco smoke. The report notes that there is no level below which ETS is considered safe in terms of its effects on health.

Mr Speaker, this is a significant study which has been developed to address Assembly concerns in relation to environmental tobacco smoke in exempt premises. It will inform the work of the government as it progresses its response to the discussion paper I released earlier this year on the phasing out of exemptions for premises in the ACT. I commend the report and the government response to the Assembly. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Burke ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Lease variations

Paper and statement by minister


(Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 216A-Schedules-Leases granted, together with lease variations and change of use charges for the period 1 July 2003 to 30 September 2003.

I ask for leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.


: Mr Speaker, section 216A of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 specifies that a statement be tabled in the Legislative Assembly outlining details of leases granted by direct grant, leases granted to community organisations, leases granted for less than market value and leases granted over public land. I have tabled for the benefit of members the schedules covering leases granted for the period 1 July 2003 to 30 September 2003. I have also tabled two other schedules relating to variations approved and change of use charges for the same period.

Under disallowable instrument No 220 of 2003 a copy of a lease direct granted and a statement setting out why the lease was granted is to be tabled in the Assembly. There have been no leases granted in this quarter under disallowable instrument No 220 of 2003. I have also tabled a copy of a lease granted under disallowable instrument No 228 of 2000, revoked by disallowable instrument No 220 of 2003, that was overlooked in the last tabling of leases in the previous quarter.

I will now make a brief statement in relation to the tabling of a lease granted to Community Housing Canberra Ltd, which applied for a direct sale of land in Gungahlin for the development of a 28-unit apartment building. Four of the apartments are to be kept by Community Housing Canberra for the provision of community housing and the remainder will be sold on the open market. The development will also incorporate some adaptable and accessible apartments for people with disabilities.

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