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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1477 ..

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Land grant requests

(Question No 552)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to direct land grants:

(1) Since coming to Government how many requests have you received for direct land grants;

(2) Of those requests can you provide details for:

(a) Who the request came from;

(b) When the request was received;

(c) Was the request agreed to or denied;

(d) What was the date of the Minister's decision; and

(e) Why was the request actioned or denied?

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) Since coming to Government, there have been approximately 28 applications received for Direct Grants of land.


(a) The number of direct grants approved are provided in the quarterly statements tabled in the Assembly. A copy of those statements is attached. Details of those requests not approved are not on the public record and I will not be providing this advice. The requests came from various community organisations, commercial businesses, school organisations, and other associations etc;

(b) The requests were received between November 2001 to the present;

(c) See (a) above;

(d) The date of decision is when the Government agrees to the direct grant;

(e) Requests are actioned if they meet the criteria as prescribed in the Disallowable Instruments made under the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 and the

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