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b) The outcomes of these investigations will lead to and inform further investigations including environmental surveys in the current multi-year program.

(4) a) The ACT Planning Review and Reform Project is underway. The project is taking an integrated approach with an initial strengthening of the current planning framework to enable a long-term transition toward a clearer and more flexible planning system. As a result of the review work to date, five focus areas have been identified that provide the framework to address gaps, challenges and opportunities to move toward an improved planning system. The five focus areas are: system structure; strategic planning; development controls; development assessment; and system operation.

b) EPSDD will continue to work on the review through 2020 and 2021.

(Question No 3038)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 5 June 2020 (redirected to the Minister for City Services):

(1) Have any trees needed to be cut down for the initial phase of the 5G network rollout; if so, were any of these on private land and can the Minister provide the details.

(2) Were any of these regulated or registered tree; if so, can the Minister provide details.

(3) Is the ACT Government aware of whether any trees will need to be removed as part of the remainder of the rollout of the 5G network; if so, (a) will any of these be on private land, (b) has a process been developed, or will there be, regarding what trees are protected and which ones might be removed and (c) will the ACT Government require telecommunications companies to replant a smaller tree, or plant a tree elsewhere to offset any tree removal.

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

(1) Zero.

(2) See above.

(3) Transport Canberra and City Services is not aware that any trees will need to be removed as part of the rollout of the 5G network.

Children and young people—care and protection
(Question No 3039)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Children, Youth and Families, upon notice, on 5 June 2020:

For the most recent year that data is available for, and for each of the preceding four years, can the Minister provide information about (a) how many times parents of children in the care and protection system have requested information about why decisions have

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