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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5591 ..


In relation to the actions of the Land Development Agency (LDA) and the Suburban Land Agency (SLA) in regard to the area known as Central Molonglo for the purposes of Territory Plan Variation No 281, did the LDA or SLA, at any time after 1 January 2012, conduct investigations into the possible suburban development of parts of, or the whole of, Central Molonglo; if so, (a) what did those investigations cover, (b) when were they undertaken, (c) which parts of Central Molonglo were included and (d) was any consultation conducted with the (i) National Capital Authority, (ii) Conservator of Flora and Fauna and (iii) Planning Directorate as constituted at the time.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The Land Development Agency (LDA) had undertaken desktop assessments to inform the acquisition of land in the Central Molonglo area. These included assessment of topography, ecological values, heritage, possibility of contamination, site condition and infrastructure. The assessments relate to Belconnen Blocks 1582, 1591, 1592, 1593, 1594, 1595, 1596, 1597, 1600, 1601 and were undertaken at the time the LDA was considering the acquisitions. Consultation occurred with the Planning Directorate. The National Capital Authority and Conservator of Flora and Fauna had not been consulted.

Sport—advertising
(Question No 845)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 1 December 2017 (redirected to the Treasurer):

(1) Is advertising for alcohol allowed at ACT Government sports venues.

(2) Is advertising for (a) gambling businesses, (b) junk food and (c) tobacco allowed at ACT Government sports venues; if not, when was this policy put in place.

(3) What is the policy for types of advertising at ACT Government sports venues.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes in certain circumstances (see below). The ACT Government does not directly enter into contractual arrangements with advertisers of this nature.

(2) Advertising related to (a) gambling businesses and (b) junk food is permitted at ACT Government sports venues if required by the conditions of the agreement with the venue hirer. The ACT Government does not directly enter into contractual arrangements with advertisers of this nature.

Advertising for (c) tobacco is prohibited at ACT Government sports venues. This has been the case since the introduction of the Commonwealth’s Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992.

(3) See above.


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