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in mind, the committee expresses that works associated with the proposed application for a playground would be subject to public interest protection measures such as the Department of Urban Services Design standards for urban infrastructure 17—shopping centers and other public spaces 2002, and that a range of planning and land authority guidelines could be applied.

After all its consultations, the committee has only one recommendation: that the Planning and Land Authority include in each report—on consultation with the public and government agencies—it provides to the committee a summary of any comments made by the Planning and Land Council and the authority’s response to these. As committee chair, I would like to thank all of those involved in the consultation process, particularly the committee office and secretary, Hanna Jaireth. Thank you.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee

Report 13

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (12.02): I present the following report:

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee—Report 13—Draft variation to the territory plan No 229—supportive housing and adaptable housing provisions and other minor amendments, dated 29 July 2005, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

The minister referred a copy of draft variation 229 to the committee for consideration and report on 18 May 2005. DV 229—supportive housing and adaptable housing and other minor amendments—was considered at meetings held in June and July 2005. The committee held discussions with the chair of the ACT Law Society Property Law Committee, Mr Michael James, and his colleague Mr John Power, in relation to unit titling in DV 229. Although the committee appreciated the time that Mr James and Mr Power gave the committee, there was an overwhelming decision to support the proposed variation as it is. The committee agreed with the policy that serviced supportive accommodation on community facility land should be required to remain as this, and that the private titles would reduce this likelihood.

There were also consultations with ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter during the meetings on DV 229. ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter have expressed support for the policy underlying the draft variation but have a few minor amendments for the committee’s consideration. Both ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter have raised concern over the proposed definitions for approved provider and supportive housing. The committee considered these issues at its meetings and has recommended in the report that the Minister for Planning require the ACT Planning and Land Authority to consult with the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services to consider and respond to these concerns. Furthermore, the committee requests that the Minister for Planning report back to the Assembly on the

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