Page 1705 - Week 05 - Thursday, 11 May 2017

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Public housing—Holder

MS BERRY: On Tuesday I took a question on notice from Mrs Jones in relation to the Holder renewal site. My response to that question is: as part of the analysis of possible sites, the public housing renewal task force contacted the Land Development Agency to ensure appropriate due diligence had been completed. The LDA engaged consultants to undertake this work in late 2015. These were not surveyors. The LDA, in the course of its normal business practices around vacant territory-owned land, engaged a surveyor to survey the boundaries and topography of the former Holder Primary School site in July 2016.

Planning—public housing

MS BERRY: On Tuesday I took on notice a question from Mr Hanson in relation to community facility zoned land. The public housing renewal task force discussed the interpretation of supported housing with the then environment and planning directorate during the second half of 2015 and early 2016. The outcome of these discussions and the advice provided was that it was agreed that there was no need for a Territory Plan variation, as public housing already met the requirements of supporting housing as listed in the Territory Plan, as long as the developments were adaptable class C dwellings, residential accommodation for persons in need of support, the support was managed by a territory-approved organisation and the development was not a retirement village or student accommodation.

Planning—community facility zoning

MR GENTLEMAN: I received a supplementary question from Ms Le Couteur with regard to the submissions on the technical amendment in 2015. As I mentioned, there were two submissions received at that time. One was from the Weston Creek Community Council and the other from a member of the Weston Creek community. I should advise that EPSD has also told me that neither submission referred to the CFZ provisions in the technical amendment. They referred to changes to the north Weston concept plan to allow a service station on the site.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No 11, Executive Business, relating to the ministerial statement concerning the switchboard incident at The Canberra Hospital and replacement of electrical switchboard, and the amendment moved by Mrs Dunne, being called on and debated forthwith.

Canberra Hospital—electrical switchboard incident

Debate resumed from 9 May 2017, on motion by Ms Fitzharris:

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