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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 2 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 604 ..



The NEPM for the national pollution inventory will lead to a significant database on emissions of specified pollutants to air, land and water and will ensure that both local communities and governments have information on emissions. It is expected that this will lead to a reduction in emissions to the environment. The NEPM for air quality sets Australia's first national air quality standards and the NEPM for the movement of controlled waste between States and Territories will ensure that the transport of waste across borders will not lead to illegal dumping. The involvement of stakeholders and the community will be enhanced by the NEPC review of the processes for the development of all future NEPMs. Another achievement was the release of the discussion paper on the assessment of contaminated sites and on used packaging materials.


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 October 1998 to 31 December 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 the 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 now table covers leases granted for the period 1 October 1998 to 31 December 1998. I am also tabling two other schedules in relation to variations approved and change of use charges for the same period. Mr Speaker, 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, 16 Challis Street, Dickson.


Discussion of Matter of Public Importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Mr Hird and Ms Tucker proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Ms Tucker be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The inadequacy of the discussion paper on rural residential development in the ACT released by the Government in September 1998.


(3.33): Mr Speaker, I have put forward this matter of public importance because I do not think that the censure motion that was debated yesterday really addressed the actual problems with the discussion paper on rural residential development.

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