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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4100 ..

It should also be noted that the statistical information provided to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment in March 2003 has been transposed incorrectly into Appendix 1 of Report 15 (the appendix was not prepared by ACTPLA staff) and therefore does not accurately reflect the information provided.

The development application tracking system used by ACTPLA does not have the functionality to easily provide standard reports or statistics on the numerous types of applications that are received. The initial design of the system does not allow for dealing with the complexity of the types of applications which are now lodged with ACTPLA. Unfortunately this leads to slight variations in the production of statistical reports each time they are produced. The inadequacies of the current system have been recognised and a new Development Application Workflow System is being developed to replace it. This system will have enhanced reporting capabilities to better manage data relating to development in the ACT.

Waterless toilets

(Question No 947)

Mrs Dunne

asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to waterless toilets:

What planning approvals are required in the ACT to install a waterless toilet;

On average, what is the length of time an applicant has to wait for such an approval to be ticked off;

How many applications has the Government received for the installation of waterless toilets in the ACT;

To your knowledge, how many waterless toilets have been installed in the ACT;

Has the Government considered promoting the installation of waterless toilets in Canberra, if not, why not.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is:

There are no planning approvals required to install a waterless toilet in the ACT.

Not Applicable.

Under the Public Health Regulations Division 6.3 permission is required to install a waterless toilet. ACT Health is unable to confirm the number of applications received for the installation of waterless toilets or the number of installed waterless toilets in the ACT. All records were lost in the January bushfires that destroyed the Health Protection Service building.

ACT Health officers have received information from other ACT Government agencies that there are at least 26 waterless toilets installed in the ACT, mainly in non-urban areas.

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