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The statement I have just tabled provides a description of the development, details of the land where the development is proposed to take place, the name of the applicant, details of my decision on the application, reasons for the decision, and community consultation undertaken by the proponent.

I thank members for their time on this matter and reiterate my regret at the delay in presenting this statement. In closing, I affirm my view that the newly enhanced broadcasting and media facility at Manuka Oval will contribute to the diverse recreational needs of our residents, meet the expectations of visitors to our city and further connect our city and community to a much wider audience nationally and internationally.


Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Statement of leases granted for the period 1 April to 30 June 2018, dated August 2018.

Auditor-General’s report No 5 of 2018—government response

Paper and statement by minister

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (3.52): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 21(2)—Auditor-General’s Report No 5/2018—ACT clubs’ community contributions—Government response.

I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR RAMSAY: The Auditor-General presented report No 5 of 2018 on ACT clubs’ community contributions to the Speaker on 27 April 2018, and the report was tabled in this place on 8 May. The objective of the audit was to report on the effectiveness of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission’s regulation of ACT clubs’ community contributions.

Matters reviewed by the Auditor-General included the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission’s activities to oversee, monitor and regulate ACT clubs and the community contributions made by the clubs. This included consideration of the commission’s activities to provide policy or administrative guidance, to regulate clubs’ compliance with legislative requirements, and to review or evaluate the benefits of clubs’ community contributions.

On 5 July this year I presented to the Speaker the ACT government response to the Auditor-General’s report for distribution to members of this chamber out of session,

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