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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 4 March 2004) . . Page.. 801 ..

agencies regarding applications for aged persons accommodation that have come before the government since January 2002.

This does not include those applications that involve the provision of accessible and adaptable housing and/or supportive housing. Six development applications out of 11 for aged persons accommodation have been approved since January 2002. A number of other applications that may accommodate aged persons have been determined or are under consideration by ACTPLA—the ACT Planning and Land Authority. However, they have not been included in the attached documentation as they are not specifically aged person accommodation.

As members are aware, aged persons accommodation includes independent living units and aged care beds. A number of initial approaches have been made to the government. These have not yet proceeded to a formal process. One development application received for the redevelopment of the former Mugga Lane Zoo—block 1, section 3, Symonston—was withdrawn by the proponent prior to its determination. The proponent required further time to fully address the planning policy issues in response to the draft preliminary assessment. There have been no applications for the direct sale of land for aged persons accommodation or development applications for aged persons accommodation rejected by the government since January 2002.

The government has advised a proponent of the proposed development of block 11, section 99, Holt, that it would not support a territory plan variation that would allow further residential development, including aged persons accommodation, on that block. Equally, the government has similarly advised a proponent for the Murrumbidgee Country Club in Tuggeranong. The information I have tabled has been assembled from a variety of databases and agencies. Whilst I trust it is accurate, if any deficiencies are later identified, I will correct the record for members.

MRS DUNNE (6.21): I seek leave to speak.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I thank the Minister for Planning for tabling this information, but I do draw to the attention of the Assembly that the minister has already made at least some of this information available to the media before it was tabled in this place.

Building Bill 2003

[Cognate bills:

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Bill 2003

Construction Occupations Legislation Amendment Bill 2003]

Debate resumed from 20 November 2003, on motion by Ms Gallagher:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SPEAKER: I understand that it is the wish of the Assembly to debate this order of the day concurrently with order of the day No 3, the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Bill 2003, and order of the day No 4, the Construction Occupations

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