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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 February 2021) . . Page.. 348 ..


The ACT has the highest ratio of public housing in the country, more than double the national average. The ACT government has significantly increased one of the largest per capita investments in public housing in Australia. Over the 10 years to 2025 the ACT government will have invested more than $1 billion in public housing. I hope to see other states and territories and the federal government match that kind of commitment.

In conclusion, the Housing Strategy has completed a number of milestones since being released two years ago; but this is a marathon, not a sprint, and we must continue to remove the barriers to achieve the five goals of the strategy. I am confident that, working together with the sector, we can continue delivering on this strategy into the future so that all Canberrans can access safe, secure and affordable housing. I present the following papers:

ACT Housing Strategy—

Year 2 Report Card, , dated November 2020.

Ministerial statement, 10 February 2021.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Gentleman, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.15): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Today I introduce the Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2021. This bill delivers on tripartite commitments made during the 2020 election campaign opposing the development of major waste facilities in Fyshwick. The ACT Labor Party, the ACT Greens and the Canberra Liberals all committed to opposing major waste facilities in Fyshwick.

Following the election, the ACT Labor Party and the ACT Greens certified this commitment in the parliamentary and governing agreement for the ACT government and committed to facilitate the outcomes contained in the ACT government’s waste strategy to locate waste processing facilities in Hume. The bill I present today


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