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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 12 May 2021) . . Page.. 1323 ..


The balance of the local centres review is ongoing. Following completion of a report, further technical work may be required, to inform consideration of any further and necessary variations to the Territory Plan.

I trust this information is of assistance.

Attachment 1

DA201833501 – Notice of Decision

Attachment 2

DA201833501-197D – Notice of Decision

Attachment 3

Response from Giralang Property Pty Ltd, dated 11 March 2021

(Copies of the attachments are available at www.epetitions.act.gov.au).

Motion to take note of petitions

MADAM SPEAKER: Pursuant to standing order 98A, I propose the question:

That the response so lodged be noted.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

COVID-19—economy

Ministerial statement

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (10.02): Just over a year ago, the ACT government commenced implementation of our jobs and economic recovery plan, a plan for economic survival and recovery in response to the COVID pandemic, doing so at the same time as we continued our urgent public health response. The success of our jobs and economic recovery plan is evidenced by the territory’s current economic position and our recently reaffirmed AAA credit rating.

As I have observed many times, the pandemic has been the greatest challenge our city has faced in our 32 years of self-governing history. It has now been more than a year since Australia’s international borders closed and we were faced with what we hope is a once-in-a-century economic and public health crisis. At every stage of the ACT government’s economic response to the pandemic we have prioritised the protection and creation of good local jobs and the diversification of our city’s economy to ensure that we emerge from this period stronger and more resilient.

As a result of our efforts to date the ACT has the strongest labour market in the country and one of the strongest economies not just here in Australia but globally. Our fiscal position prior to the COVID pandemic and, most importantly, the decisive public health response when the pandemic first reached Australian shores has placed the territory in a better position than most.

The ACT government listened to expert health advice and we reopened our economy sector by sector when it was safe to do so. It is our effective health response to the pandemic that gives every employer and every employee confidence in our steps towards full economic recovery.


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