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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 10 Hansard (17 October) . . Page.. 3156..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

Shortly I will table the government's response to the planning and environment committee's report on the draft variation. Briefly addressing the recommendations of the committee, the committee recommended that the Minister for Planning require the Planning and Land Authority to consult further with the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services in relation to the issues raised by the ACT Council of Social Service and ACT Shelter on the proposed definitions for approved provider and supportive housing.

In response to this recommendation, as a result of the further consultation, the ACT Planning and Land Authority is of the view that there is a need for further research into the proposed definitions for supportive housing and approved provider and a number of other amendments to the other definitions. The proposed changes to definitions have been deleted from variation 229 and the current definitions in the territory plan have been retained.

The committee's second recommendation was that the reference to Australian standard 1428 for accessible housing standards should be amended. The wording has been amended in the final variation and there is no reference to the accessible housing standards. The document now refers to meeting the relevant Australian standard or building code for adaptable housing or other guidelines adopted by the authority for adaptable housing.

Finally, the committee recommended that the word "objectives"in the proposed amendments to the territory plan for area A11 be replaced with "controls". The change in the wording as recommended by the committee has been made as the territory plan written statement now properly reflects what was contained in variation 174 for adaptable housing for area specific policy A11.

I thank committee members for their detailed review and report on this variation and I commend the variation to the Assembly.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report-government response

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report 13-Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 229-Supportive Housing and Adaptable Housing Provisions and Other Minor Amendments-Government response.


Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Annual reports 2005-2006

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13-

ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority, dated 6 September 2006.

ACT Electoral Commission, dated 6 September 2006.

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