Page 4858 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 27 November 2018

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received by the Planning and Land Authority during the public notification period for the development applications were given thorough consideration. Public notification for both development applications occurred between 5 March and 26 April 2018.

The notices of decision that I am tabling today provide a summary of the key issues raised during public notification and how I have considered these issues. In relation to my decision to approve the development applications, I have conditioned the approvals to address the requirements of entities and current legislation, among other things, such as requiring a construction and environmental management plan, the protection of land with environmental and heritage value, continual communication with surrounding landholders, and independent review and compliance.

I have utilised my call-in powers in this instance as the construction of a second electricity supply will provide a substantial public benefit to the Canberra community by ensuring the energy security of the territory and protecting against future disruptions to the network. This will have benefits for all members of the community and ensure that critical services, such as hospitals and emergency response, and government agencies have a reliable electricity supply. Energy security is a major policy issue facing governments around the world. I am happy to be able to give development approval to such an important project for the future of the territory.

In conclusion, I am pleased to have been able to make this important decision for the second electricity supply project. I table a statement outlining the details of my decision, including a copy of each notice of decision and a summary of the community consultation undertaken as part of the EIS process.


Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:

Apollo 11 Mission—50th Anniversary—Response to the resolution of the Assembly of 11 April 2018.

Mr Ramsay presented the following papers:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual report 2017-2018—Public Trustee and Guardian—Corrigendum, dated 31 October 2018.

Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act, pursuant to subsection 28(9)—Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission—Controlled Operations—Annual report 2017/18, dated 8 August 2018.

Crimes (Surveillance Devices) Act, pursuant to subsection 38(4)—Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission—Surveillance Devices—Annual report 2017/18, dated 8 August 2018.

Energy Efficiency Rating Scheme—Proposed review—Response to the resolution of the Assembly of 1 August 2018.

Gaming Machine Act, pursuant to section 168—Community contributions made by gaming machine licensees—Report by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission—2017-18, dated 30 October 2018.

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