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(2) been conducted, that are controlled activities subject to orders under the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. These activities included:

undertaking a development without approval;

failure to keep a leasehold clean;

destroying, damaging, removing or otherwise interfering with vegetation (living or dead); and

moving/placing soil between the banks, or within 20m of the bank, of a watercourse, or on land with a slope of more than 18º from the horizontal.

(3) No. The Fairbairn Park Control Council tendered for and received approval for a stage for the Rally of Canberra at its facility. The successful tender did not remove any requirements for approvals in relation to either development activities or environmental management requirements for works undertaken on the land.

(4) The Ridgeway Residents Action Group is a community group. The Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 does not stipulate requirements in relation to postal address as part of the orders process.

(5) There are no residential requirements in relation to standing.

(6) This information is not available to the Government.

(7) There is no current Development Application lodged with the Planning and Land Authority capable of being called in by the Minister under S229B of the Land Act.

(8) The Government is providing financial assistance in relation to the preparation of a Preliminary Assessment and Development Application by the Fairbairn Park Control Council.

(9) The last Development Application lodged in relation to this block was lodged on 18 November 1996. No further development applications have been lodged since 1996. There have been no other complaints received by the Planning and Land Authority, apart from those of the Ridgeway Residents Action Group.

Disabled persons—strategy
(Question No 447)

Mrs Burke asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 30 June 2005:

How does the Government’s Social Plan, particularly with reference to Priority Three, address the long term planning, strategy and funding for the disability sector in the ACT.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Building Our Community – The Canberra Social Plan (the ‘Social Plan’) articulates the longer-term key strategic social objectives of the ACT Government. It is intended as a longer-term blueprint and establishes seven priorities to guide policy-makers over the next 10 to 15 years. The ACT Government has outlined its vision for Canberra in the Social Plan, including the need to maintain a strong, safe and cohesive community. Disability ACT’s Future Directions: a framework for the ACT 2004-2008, is underpinned by the Social Plan and builds on the implementation work already undertaken within the context of the government’s response to the Board of Inquiry.

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