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(d) the Planning and Development Act allows a variation to clarify the language in the Territory Plan if it does not change the substance of the Territory Plan to be made with a technical amendment;

(e) the ACT Government is undertaking a major program of renewal to replace some of the Territory’s oldest multi-unit public housing properties and has committed $550 million to this project;

(f) to date, 388 homes have been delivered to Housing ACT through the renewal program located across the ACT in suburbs including Chisholm, Monash, Coombs, Moncrieff, Denman Prospect and Amaroo, and include a mix of detached houses, townhouses and small apartment complexes;

(g) as part of ongoing conversations with the community, the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce has met with almost 300 residents from across a number of suburbs and continues to engage with communities on the current sites; and

(h) based on ABS data used by the HIA and other industry groups, the program should result in the creation of an additional 1435 jobs in direct construction, 1115 in the wider construction industry and 3340 jobs across the ACT economy over that period; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) list any instances where public or social housing has been built on CFZ land (except where specifically for aged or disability housing);

(b) outline clearly whether the 2015 technical amendment has significantly changed the Territory Plan;

(c) provide a definition of ‘social housing’ and ‘supportive housing’ to the Assembly, and outline where in legislation these definitions appear;

(d) explain to ACT residents why CFZ land is being used for supported or ‘social housing’;

(e) outline why public housing is important for the ACT community’s overall economic and social well-being, and how it assists Canberrans on low incomes to reach their potential, to make a contribution and to share the benefits of our community; and

(f) report back to the Assembly on these matters by the first sitting day in June 2017.”.

As Ms Lawder notes in her motion, the first objective of the CFZ zone is to facilitate social sustainability and inclusion through providing accessible sites for key government and non-government facilities and services for individuals, families and communities. Another objective of the CFZ zone is to encourage adaptable and affordable housing for persons in need of residential support or care.

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