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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 9 Hansard (17 November) . . Page.. 2576 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

Where appropriate, native understorey and grass species will be used for understorey plantings. The collection of tree and grass seeds from the local area is a requirement being included in the contract documentation for the landscape work associated with the project.

I now table variation No. 67 to the Territory Plan for the Federal Highway duplication.

Papers and Ministerial Statement

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the schedule of lease variations and change of use charges for the period 1 July 1998 to 30 September 1998 and the schedule of leases granted for the same period, pursuant to the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. I ask for leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, section 216A of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 specifies that a statement be tabled in the Legislative Assembly each quarter outlining details of leases granted by direct grant, leases granted to community organisations, leases granted for less than market value and leases granted over public land. The schedule I have tabled covers leases granted for the period 1 July 1998 to 30 September 1998. I have also tabled two other schedules in relation to variations approved and change of use charges for the same period. A record of all new leases and applications to vary crown leases is available for public inspection at my department's shopfront at Dame Pattie Menzies House in Challis Street, Dickson.


ACTEW - Privatisation Seminar

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I would like to answer a couple of questions that were taken on notice while I was away. On 29 October 1998, Mr Corbell asked Mr Humphries a question in relation to a briefing seminar conducted in my department on 23 October 1998. In response to the question Mr Corbell raised: The seminar was a briefing for Chief Minister's senior staff to increase their understanding of current major policy and public administration issues. Similar sessions have been conducted over the past few months to provide information and stimulate discussion about a range of current issues, including the 1998-99 Territory budget, the proposed Commonwealth tax reforms, the 2000 Olympics and Canberra soccer events, equal opportunity, and leadership in the workplace.

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