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ACAT challenge that is subsequently withdrawn, dismissed or struck out. The amendment provides that the development approval commences on the day after the day that the ACAT challenge is withdrawn, dismissed or struck out.

Clause 9 of the bill amends the Nature Conservation Regulation 2015 by replacing the map of the Woodstock and Woodstock West Special Purpose Reserve. Part of the area of the special purpose reserve has now become a nature reserve through a territory plan variation. As a consequence, a new map is provided to reflect the change in boundaries between the nature reserve and the remaining special purpose reserve.

Clause 26 contains an amendment to the Utilities (Technical Regulation) Act 2014 to allow regulated utilities to report notifiable instruments by email in addition to the current requirement to report incidents by telephone. This will allow greater flexibility and simpler incident-reporting requirements for utilities while still requiring incidents to be reported to the technical regulator within a short time period after the incident has occurred.

There are also a number of editorial amendments made by this bill. These amendments correct minor drafting issues such as incorrect section references, and the bill makes editorial amendments to the Environment Protection Act 1997, the Nature Conservation Act 2014, the Planning and Development Act 2007 and the Planning and Development Regulation 2008.

In summary, the bill contains a number of amendments that are non-controversial and will continue the process of ensuring the effectiveness of planning, building and environment laws. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Coe) adjourned to the next sitting.

Transport Canberra and City Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Ms Fitzharris, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (11.48): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Today I am presenting a bill to make minor and technical amendments to clarify and improve several pieces of legislation within the Transport Canberra and City Services portfolio. The Transport Canberra and City Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 will improve the effectiveness of a range of ACT laws through amendments which will improve operational efficiency and clarify minor aspects of policy. Specifically, this bill amends the Domestic Animals Act 2000, the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001, and the Public Unleased Land Act 2013.

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