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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 2 Hansard (1 March) . . Page.. 543..


Answers to questions

Haig Park-temporary fenced enclosure

(Question No 325)

Mr Corbell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the temporary fenced enclosure located in Haig Park on Ormond Street, Turner:

(1) Who approved this enclosure;

(2) What is its purpose;

(3) Is the use consistent with the heritage listing of Haig Park;

(4) Will the park be restored to its original state once the enclosure is removed; and

(5) When is it anticipated that the enclosure will be removed.

Mr Smyth: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) The enclosure was approved on 22 November 2000 by the City Rangers office of City Operations, in accordance with an 'Application for Temporary Use of Unleased Territory Land'

(2) The purpose of the enclosure was to store materials and equipment being used by a company which was digging trenches in Turner as part of the Transact cable rollout.

(3) The features intrinsic to the heritage significance of Haig Park, as stated on the heritage listing, are: fourteen rows of trees planted to form a windbreak and shelterbelt and the associated landscape setting. As those features were not affected by the temporary use of the area for storage, the use was consistent with the heritage listing.

(4) The park has been restored to its original state in accordance with the conditions of the approval. Specifically the area has been raked and reseeded with grass, and no damage has been caused to the trees.

(5) The enclosure was removed in early February 2001.


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