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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (15 June) . . Page.. 1870 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

outstanding recommendations and provide updates on progress to the commissioner for inclusion in his annual report.

The commissioner also raised a number of matters of detail in relation to each of the report's themes that are not reflected in his recommendations. The government will continue to liaise with the commissioner to address these issues.

I formally table the government's response to the Commissioner for the Environment's Australian Capital Territory State of the Environment Report 2000 pursuant to section 22 of the Commissioner for the Environment Act 1993.


Mr Smyth presented the following papers:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to paragraph 229A (7) (b)-Statements relating to the revocation of:

Development Application No 20010865-Stirling, dated 18 May 2001.

Development Application No 20006987-Lyneham, dated 28 May 2001.


Paper and statement by minister

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 257-Executive order-Transgrid required to restore land altered without requisite approvals, dated 30 May 2001.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I wish to speak briefly to the executive order that I am tabling in the Assembly today. The Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 provides for the minister or the executive to issue orders requiring the restoration of any land, building or structure that has been altered without approval or permission required by an act or regulation.

Where the minister or his delegate makes an order, any person who is affected by that order may apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of that decision. If the executive makes the order, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has no jurisdiction to review the decision. The act, however, requires the executive to table the order in the Assembly within three sitting days.

Members will be aware that Transgrid cleared to bare soil the land under its power lines in Namadgi National Park. Actions of this nature are clearly unacceptable to this government and we have responded in the strongest possible terms available. In

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