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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 May 2017) . . Page.. 1528 ..

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (11.05): The motion put forward by Ms Lawder and her recent public comments indicate that she may be confused about the development of community facility zoned land, CFZ land, particularly for supportive housing. In response to this, I wish to take the opportunity to clarify a few things. I would like to clarify what types of development are and are not permitted on CFZ land. I would also like to clarify when a technical amendment can be used to change the Territory Plan, including which types of technical amendments require community consultation. I have circulated an amendment to Ms Lawder’s motion that clarifies some of this, and I now move that amendment:

Omit all words after “That this Assembly”, substitute:

“(1) notes that:

(a) the objective of Community Facilities Zone (CFZ) land is to:

(i) facilitate social sustainability and inclusion through providing accessible sites for key government and non-government facilities and services for individuals, families and communities;

(ii) provide accessible sites for civic life and allow community organisations to meet the needs of the Territory’s various forms of community;

(iii) protect these social and community uses from competition from other uses;

(iv) enable the efficient use of land through facilitating the co-location, and multi-use of community facilities, generally near public transport routes and convenience services appropriate to the use;

(v) encourage adaptable and affordable housing for persons in need of residential support or care; and

(vi) safeguard the amenity of surrounding residential areas against unacceptable adverse impacts including from traffic, parking, noise or loss of privacy;

(b) in 2005 an Assembly Committee inquiry recommended the change to the definition of CFZ land to include ‘supportive housing’, for the aged and people with disability;

(c) a technical amendment to clarify ‘social housing’ as a common term was notified on the Legislation Register in December 2015. The technical amendment underwent public notification for 20 working days. There were two submissions as a result of the public notification, neither submission related to the clarification of ‘social housing’;

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