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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 5013 ..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

Helen Strauch, 10 October 2003.

Schedule D variations:

Susan Killion, dated 6 November 2003 and 11 November 2003.

Graeme Dowell, dated 24 November 2003 and 25 November 2003.

Michael Roberts, dated 17 November 2003.

Rod Nicholas, dated 21 November 2003 -

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

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I present another set of executive contracts. These documents are tabled in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act, which require the tabling of all executive contracts and contract variations. Contracts were previously tabled on 25 November. Today I present four long-term contracts, three short-term contracts and four contract variations. The details of each of these contracts will be circulated to members.

Direction to Land Development Agency

Paper and statement by minister

MR QUINLAN (Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, and Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Land Act, pursuant to section 48 - Direction given to the Executive of the Land Development Agency, dated 8 December 2003.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: I present this direction to the Land Development Agency under section 48 of the Planning and Land Act 2002. As you are aware, Mr Speaker, the Land Development Agency was created to provide a planning and land system that contributes to the orderly and sustainable development of the ACT in accordance with sound financial principles. The agency was budgeted to pay a dividend to the territory in the order of $131 million for the 2003-04 financial year. I am pleased to report that the operations of the Land Development Agency have continued to flourish.

The quantum of this interim dividend has been agreed between Treasury and the Land Development Agency and has been calculated with due regard to the continuing operations of the agency. Under the terms of the legislation, a copy of this direction must be laid before the Assembly within six days of it having been given. I commend this instrument to the Assembly.


Mr Quinlan presented the following paper:

2003-04 Capital Works Program-Progress report-September quarter.

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