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related to the appeal (AT 15/34); a condition and preliminary assessment by ACT Heritage as well as its own independent research. Based on that information, the Heritage Council formed the view that sufficient evidence was not established at that time to indicate that the place was likely to have heritage significance.

However, the Heritage Council, in accordance with section 32 of the Heritage Act, must still decide whether or not to provisionally register the place.

There are public housing properties in most suburbs of Canberra. Some suburbs, such as Narrabundah, have a higher percentage of public housing properties than other areas, especially the new suburbs. This dispersal of public housing is considered to be one of the strengths of the portfolio.

By locating public housing properties throughout suburbs people on low incomes have improved access to shops, schools, public transport and other community facilities. Dispersing public housing properties, referred to as ‘salt and peppering’, provides the opportunity to create inclusive communities that allow individuals to build stable and productive links to their community.

The Development Application was subject to public notification in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2007. There was no statutory requirement for consultation with the community before submitting the Development Application.

The Executive Director, Housing and Community Services, Mr David Matthews, has agreed to meet with the ONCC following the appeal process on the Development Application. The meeting will provide an opportunity to talk about policy issues such as ‘salt and pepper’ of public housing properties and consulting with the community on redevelopment of public housing properties.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 39

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 39, dated 10 November 2015, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 39 contains the committee’s comments on nine bills, 23 pieces of subordinate legislation, four government responses and two regulatory impact statements. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 20

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.14): I present the following report:`

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