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Instrument directing a transfer of funds from the Chief Minister’s Department to the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, including a statement of reasons, dated 9 November 2005.

Instrument directing a transfer of funds within the Department of Justice and Community Safety, including a statement of reasons, dated 4 and 25 October 2005.

Pursuant to section 26—Consolidated Financial Management Report for the financial quarter and year-to-date ending 30 September 2005.

Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission—Report 12 of 2005—Issues Paper—Retail prices for non-contestable electricity customers, dated November 2005.

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report—2004-05—ACTTAB—Corrigendum, dated 11 November 2005.

Land (Planning and Environment) Act

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (3.32): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to subsection 229B(7)—Statement regarding exercise of call-in powers—Development application No 200400175—Blocks 8 and 10 Section 36 Ainslie, dated 4 November 2005

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: On 29 September this year I directed, under section 229A of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, that the ACT Planning and Land Authority refer to me development application No 200400175. On 1 November this year I advised the authority by notifiable instrument that I had decided to consider the development application, and on 3 November this year I approved the application, using my powers under section 229B of the land act. The application sought approval for the construction of a three-storey residential aged care facility consisting of 108 beds and 170 aged persons units and associated landscaping, car parking, paving and other site works.

In deciding the application, I gave careful consideration to the issues raised in the consultation period and in the many letters and emails that I received. The key concerns included the maximum height of buildings, overshadowing, the loss of trees, the potential impacts on the amenity of adjacent residents during construction, the location of a waste enclosure, the increase in traffic, and reinforcement of a sense of community and landscape quality.

In my decision to approve the development application, I imposed conditions to require the two six-storey buildings to be reduced to a maximum height of four storeys. I have also sought further details, including how the development will be managed during construction to minimise the potential impact on the adjacent residential areas; the relocation of a waste enclosure off the southern boundary; ensuring that significant

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