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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5319..


(2) BAs are not categorised into different kinds of replacement houses, whereas DAs are. There have been 8 category 1 and 48 category 2 DAs. Category 1 are for rebuilding the same as the destroyed residence, in accordance with a previous approval. Category 2 are for those proposals where the floor area of the new house is no more than 15% larger than the original and there is no increase in building height. It is assumed this question relates to categories 1 and 2.

(3) There have been 185 DAs lodged, of which 129 are for category 3. Category 3 applications are where the floor area of replacement buildings is more than 15% larger than the fire destroyed residence, or other substantial changes are proposed in building height or numbers of dwellings.

(4) There have been 132 BAs approved by Private Certifiers and lodged with Building, Electrical and Plumbing Control (BEPCON).

(5) All 132 projects with approved BAs are believed to have commenced.

(6) There have been 35 Certificates of Occupancy issued, as at 8 December 2003.

(7) There have been discussions with 296 potential applicants. As there have been 132 BA approvals, therefore there are 164 residents who have had some level of discussions with ACTPLA and who have not yet proceeded to obtain building approval.

(8) The reasons are many and complex but it is known that for some residents the recovery will be long, for some there are ongoing insurance problems and for others the decision to redevelop or sell has not yet been made.

(9) There have been no applicants prevented from developing new residences due to the new plot ratios under Variation 200 to the Territory Plan.

(10) There are only two known applicants who have not proceeded because they would not be able to unit title multiple occupancy developments on their land.

School safety facilities

(Question No 1097)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 20 November 2003:

In relation to safety facilities in various schools:

(1) Why was the funding available for safety facilities to be installed in various Canberra schools revised down from $800 000 to $700 000 in the 2002-03 capital works budget and which schools missed out on safety facilities due to this downward revision of $100 000;

(2) What works were undertaken and at which schools as part of the:

(a) $11 000 expended in the December quarter;

(b) $68 000 expended in the March quarter;


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