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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (18 November) . . Page.. 4209 ..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

determination. On 31 October I approved the application, using my powers under section 229B of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. The application sought approval for the replacement of 11 Housing and Community Services dwellings lost in the January 2003 bushfires.

I have used my call-in powers in this instance because I consider the proposal to be of substantial public benefit. As stated, the proposal seeks to replace 11 ACT Housing dwellings lost in the January 2003 bushfires. These dwellings account for over 40 per cent of the public housing lost in the urban area. The government has given a commitment to facilitate recovery from the bushfires as soon as possible. I consider that it is important that the ACT Housing tenants displaced by the January 2003 bushfires receive the same level of timely response as other members of the community affected by the bushfires.

Section 229B of the land act specifies that, if I decide an application, I must table a statement in the Legislative Assembly within three sitting days of the decision. Mr Speaker, as required by the act and for the benefit of members, I have tabled a statement providing a description of the development, particulars of the land on where the development is proposed to take place, the name of the applicant, details of my decision and particulars of the grounds for the decision. I have also tabled advice from the Planning and Land Authority, which is a new requirement of me under the act.


Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report No 21-Variation to the Territory Plan No. 173-Government Response.

Territory plan-variation

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (3.31): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 29-Approval of Variation No. 173 to the Territory Plan-Heritage Places Register-Residential Precincts, dated 14 November 2003, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Draft Variation 173 responds to the review of nine "garden city"planned residential heritage precincts undertaken by Environment ACT, in conjunction with the ACT Heritage Council. The precincts include Alt Crescent, Ainslie; Barton; Blandfordia 5, Griffith/Forrest; Braddon; Corroboree Park, Ainslie; Forrest; Kingston/Griffith; Reid; and Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie.

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