3 December 2018

Cabinet decision summary for the week of 3 December 2018

Cabinet date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Station Upgrade and Relocation Program – City Station Due Diligence and Forward Design

Minute number:  18/570/CAB

Cabinet agreed to revised station upgrade and relocation program priorities and activities including the establishment of a city station for ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue before 2026.

Strengthening bushfire-related construction requirements for residential dwellings in the Bushfire Prone Area

Minute number:  18/480/CAB

Cabinet agreed to apply bushfire-related construction requirements to all residential dwellings in the bushfire prone area, including dwellings on the urban fringe which are not currently subject to these requirements.

ACT Agenda Item for the National Security Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Meeting

Minute number:  18/707/CAB
Cabinet agreed to the ACT sponsoring an agenda item for the National Security Council of Australian Government’s meeting on 12 December 2018.

Bilateral Agreement between the ACT and the Commonwealth on Quality School Reform

Minute number:  18/692/CAB

Cabinet agreed the Chief Minister and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development sign the National Schools Reform Agreement on behalf of the ACT.

ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan 2018-21

Minute number:  18/593/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan 2018-2021: A Plan to Minimise Harms from Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use.

Fisheries Act 2000 – Consultation Report and Proposed Amendments

Minute number:  18/498/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the public release of a consultation report and to the drafting of proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act 2000.

Direct Sale of Land to Canberra Hindu Mandir Incorporated

Minute number:  18/351/CAB

Cabinet agreed for a direct sale to be eligible to the Canberra Hindu Mandir incorporated.

National Disability Insurance Scheme – ACT and Commonwealth Bilateral Agreement

Minute number:  18/621/CAB

Cabinet agreed from 1 July 2019 the ACT Government will enter into full Scheme arrangements with the Commonwealth for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In accordance with eligibility advice from the Commonwealth Government, the ACT Government will no longer receive an in-kind offset under the NDIS for the delivery of the Taxi Subsidy Scheme, some health services and the Out of Home Care program.

The decision provides policy approval for ACT Government directorates to maintain service delivery for these in-kind programs as part of the Territory’s mainstream service system. In addition, the decision enables the Education Directorate and Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate to retain its current in-kind service arrangements for the delivery of Personal Care in Schools and Supported School Transport under the NDIS.

Light Rail City to Woden - Activities following release of Joint Standing Committee Report

Minute number: 18/642/CAB

Cabinet agreed an ‘Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 referral’ for the City to Woden light rail project be made to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy, with additional analysis to be undertaken. A Triple Bottom Line Assessment was undertaken and it was determined there are no immediate social, environmental or economic impacts associated with the progression of the Light Rail City to Woden approval activities.


Cabinet endorsed the below appointment.

  • ACT Remuneration Tribunal – Chair appointment (Minute number 18/645/CAB)

Under the requirements of the ACT Government Cabinet Handbook, Triple Bottom Line Assessments are not required for appointments.