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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 533 ..


Answers to questions

Budget—capital works(Question No 2)

Ms Lee asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 4 December 2020 (redirected to the Treasurer):

In relation to the 19 initiatives listed on pages 26-27 of the Pre-election Budget Update on design work and feasibility, of which 12 have received funding for feasibility studies and seven have received funding for design work, (a) what is the cost of each of the 12 projects that received funding for a feasibility study, (b) what is the cost of each of the seven projects that received funding for design work, (c) what is the scope of each of these studies, (d) who undertook this work, (e) how were they contracted, (f) what is the timeframe for completion, (g) how many have been started, (h) how many have been completed and (i) when will a decision be made as to whether they proceed to implementation.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The answer to the Member’s question is provided at Attachment A

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).


Planning—Holt(Question No 15)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) Noting that the detached housing blocks on the eastern side of Lionel Rose Street, Holt, are compact blocks, only 12.5 metres wide, resulting in minimum side boundary setbacks of nil and a minimum rear boundary setback of 3m, according to Table 7 of the ACT Government’s Single Dwelling Housing Development Code and that Rule 37A of this code, however, requires that ‘a daytime living area is provided with a minimum 4m2 of transparent vertical glazing that is oriented between 45° east of north and 45° west of north’. For a structure built on one of these blocks, the only wall that could allow for the required solar access would be the north-facing side wall. In reality, this is impossible because the north-facing side walls on all but corner blocks are contiguous with the south-facing side walls of neighbouring structures and therefore have no solar access, on what grounds did the ACT Government give approval to a housing development mainly comprised of compact blocks that cannot physically comply with Rule 37A of the Single Dwelling Housing Development Code.

(2) In relation to detached houses already built on the eastern side of Lionel Rose Street, Holt, was a blanket exemption to Rule 37A given to these structures, or was each required to seek an individual exemption.

(3) If each structure was required to seek an individual exemption, what was the process of seeking an exemption in each case, and how was the assessment carried out.


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