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Following this meeting on 7 September 2004, I discussed with Mr Savery options for a sympathetic and complementary design for development within the A10 land use policy areas for the suburbs of inner north and inner south Canberra. I considered this matter further and on 8 September 2004 I contacted Mr Savery. I told Mr Savery that I intended to direct the ACT Planning and Land Authority to apply a policy of sympathetic and complementary design for the type of development permitted to occur within the A10 land use policy areas for the suburbs of inner south and inner north Canberra.

In accordance with the provisions of section 12 of the Planning and Land Act, I gave the Chief Planning Executive an opportunity to comment on the proposed direction, and before giving the direction I took into account the authority’s comments on my proposed direction. This occurred in my discussions with Mr Savery on 8 September 2004 and, as required under the act, I took the authority’s comments into account before giving the direction.

A note for file dated 8 September 2004 in my adviser’s office outlines the steps taken in relation to this direction, and I am happy to provide this for the information of Mr Seselja and other members. An accompanying note for file from Mr Savery records his understanding of the process in relation to the direction. I understand that Mr Savery’s note was not discovered as part of the response to the FOI because the officer who held these documents was on leave. Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I table the following papers:

A10 land use policy—Answer to question without notice asked of Mr Corbell by Mr Seselja and taken on notice on 30 June 2005—Notes for File—

Direction to ACT Planning and Land Authority by Simon Corbell MLA, Minister for Planning, dated 8 September 2004.

Ministerial Direction to Authority from Neil Savery, Chief Planning Executive, dated 9 September 2004.


Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Mr John Malouf
Mr Tim Keady

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs) (10.23): I would like to take the opportunity in the adjournment debate today to acknowledge the very significant contribution to the ACT, to the people of the ACT, to the ACT government and to the Legislative Assembly of two officers who are departing the service. It is with enormous regret—and I think it is a regret we would all share—that I report that Mr John Malouf has retired. He was the departmental liaison officer in my office for almost the last four years, since I became Chief Minister. I understand he also served both

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