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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3365 ..

dual-occupancy dwelling, can be constructed and cannot be independently unit titled. The co-housing dwellings will be able to be unit titled.

The ACT Housing Strategy establishes the overarching policy framework to guide decisions about policy, planning and delivery of housing across the ACT over its 10-year life span. The strategy has five goals, spanning homelessness support to affordable rentals and home ownership, and 74 priority actions. This project supports goal 5 of the strategy, to increase affordable home ownership by testing alternative occupancy models.

The draft variation was released for public comment from 19 February to 16 April 2021. A total of 14 written submissions were received. Thirteen of the 14 submissions supported the draft variation, and only one was opposed to it, demonstrating a high level of support for the development. As a result of public consultation, a provisional mandating of a maximum plot ratio of 50 per cent was introduced. This is consistent with the requirement for single-dwelling housing in the RZ1 suburban zone and will assist to maintain the amenity of the zone.

Under section 73 of the Planning and Development Act, I referred the draft variation to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services. I thank the committee for its consideration of this variation and for its decision not to conduct an inquiry. I would also like to thank Stellulata, the demonstration housing proponent, for showcasing an innovative housing type and design as part of the demonstration housing project.

I approved variation 376 because it will enable an innovative housing type and design to be constructed and monitored in the RZ1 suburban zone. Variation 376 supports the ACT Legislative Assembly resolution passed in June 2017 to deliver demonstration housing proposals to showcase best practice in innovative housing types. I have tabled the approved variation to the Territory Plan and the background papers, the planning report and the report on consultation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

ACT Policing—resources

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) (3.42): Mr Assistant Speaker, with your indulgence, I rise to respond to the matter raised by Mr Hanson regarding police funding and add to my answers during question time.

The budget documents show that from 2013-14 to 2016-17 ACT Policing’s annual operating budget not only remained above $149 million but increased by just over $6 million, from $149,966,000 in 2013-14 to $156,866,000 in 2016-17. The most recent budget provisions were for $196,546,000 in total costs and $192,981,000 in payments for expenses on behalf of the territory.

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