Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 7 Hansard (18 June) . . Page.. 1786 ..
(CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) BILL 1996
MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services) (10.51): I ask for leave to present the Gungahlin Development Authority (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1996.
MR DE DOMENICO: Mr Speaker, I present the Gungahlin Development Authority (Consequential Provisions) Bill and its explanatory memorandum.
Title read by Clerk.
MR DE DOMENICO: I move:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
Mr Speaker, this Bill accompanies the Gungahlin Development Authority Bill and amends the Buildings (Design and Siting) Act 1964, the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 and the Public Service Management Act 1994. The intention of the amendments to the Buildings (Design and Siting) Act and the Land (Planning and Environment) Act is to ensure that the Gungahlin Development Authority is consulted on leasing, building or other development proposals within the Gungahlin central area regardless of whether the proposal is in the Gungahlin development area - that is, the area that is gazetted by the Minister under the provisions of the Gungahlin Development Authority Act as being the Gungahlin development area.
Mr Speaker, the Bill includes an additional amendment to the Land (Planning and Environment) Act which provides for the Executive to authorise the Gungahlin Development Authority to exercise its powers in accordance with Part V of the Land Act. This will enable the authority to grant leases on behalf of the Executive. The amendment to the Public Service Management Act 1994 is to exclude the Gungahlin Development Authority from the provisions of the Public Service Management Act. The Gungahlin Development Authority Bill provides that the chief executive officer, who is appointed by the Minister, and the staff of the authority are to be employed under contract.
Debate (on motion by Mr Wood) adjourned.