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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 22 April 2021) . . Page.. 1038 ..


extended at current funding amounts, supplemented to account for the ERO, until 30 June 2022.

This is enabling a strategic collaborative and measured approach to service redesign, service delivery outcomes, and the design of procurement and retendering processes that are fit for purpose. Most importantly, it is enabling us to undertake work in partnership with the community sector on the sustainability of community sector funding to understand the drivers of demand for community services and what our funding is looking like; and to work on a commissioning for social impact model together, co-designing services and co-designing the way they are procured, in partnership with the community sector—doing that on a subsector basis, but also as a whole of community sector, understanding that we need to enhance our partnership model between the ACT government and the community sector, recognising the incredibly important services that the community sector provides and that sometimes it is only the community sector that can build those relationships with consumers and only the community sector that can deliver those services. I look forward to continuing the work with ACTCOSS and our other community sector partners on that sustainability review as we work towards a commissioning project that is genuinely a partnership between government and the community sector.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Superannuation Provision Account—Part 1.9

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate—Part 1.10

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) (10.24): Thank you for the opportunity to speak today and share some of the important work the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate is doing this financial year.

As part of administering the planning system, the directorate is undertaking the ACT planning system review and reform project. This project recognises that Canberra’s population is expected to increase by more than 40 per cent over the next 20 years. The people of Canberra have told us that we need a planning system that is clear and easy to use, while facilitating growth and maintaining our valued character. The ACT planning system review and reform project will deliver outstanding contemporary, high-quality planning and development outcomes that meet, and perhaps exceed, those expectations. It will encourage improved spatial and built outcomes across the territory.

Last year, as part of the project, we released a series of papers which set the course of the future planning system. The key thrust of the project is to improve the processes and controls to help facilitate high-quality developments that enhance the character of the area; better link strategic and statutory planning through the development of


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