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13. The EPA holds limited historic records on the location of the former Sewage Treatment Plant site and adjacent areas along with information on other identified builder’s spoil disposal sites. The information generally only relates to the geographic location and size, and for the landfills, a general description of its historic use e.g. builders spoil dump.

14. Consultants working on behalf of the ACT Government over the period 2004-2009.

15. No, the presence of contaminants at the site was already known. Consultants were engaged by the ACT Government to investigate the nature of the contaminants, establish extent of contamination and advice on options for treating contaminants.

16. ACT NoWaste records show the former sewerage works was used as a builders landfill site from 1978 to the late 1980’s, but there are no records held by ACT NoWaste that detail volumes or dates of material interred.

17. There are no records to establish whether the ACT or Federal Government used the landfill or dumped asbestos contaminated materials at the site.

Planning—development applications
(Question No 1377)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 9 December 2010:

(1) How many development applications have been approved since 25 July 2010.

(2) How many units does the figure in part (1) encompass.

(3) What is the total change of use charge (CUC) according to private valuers as lodged with the initial development applications.

(4) What is the total CUC payable according to the Australian Valuation Office immediately after the development application approval.

(5) How many of these development applications have paid their CUC.

(6) If they paid a CUC, was it a negotiated figure; if so, what was it negotiated to and can the Minister provide both the percentage decrease as well as dollar value decrease.

(7) What is the net economic impact that the CUC has on the community, including less activity in the construction industry due to the disincentive to develop units from the CUC.

(8) What is the total dollar value of stamp duties that the Government will not receive for the period where unit developments are being held up while the Government considers the proposal to codify the CUC.

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

(1) The number of development applications (DAs) approved since 25 July 2010 up to and including 31 December is 620. Approximately 10% of these involved a lease variation.

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