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(4) What action has been taken to investigate or respond to these complaints.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The land in question is Block 2 Section 228 Conder. The land has been recently transferred to the Land Development Agency and is to be sold for commercial uses in accordance with the 2004-2005 land release programme. Prior to transfer the land was the responsibility of the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

(2) In response to complaints received over the past twelve months ACTPLA has had rubbish removed from the site on two occasions. As a commercial development site, the land is not grassed and consequently is not included on the regular mowing programme.

As the site is convenient to the Lanyon Marketplace, members of the public may use the area from time to time for casual car parking. In the extraordinarily dry conditions, which have been experienced in recent times, this is likely to give rise to occasional problems with dust.

While this problem could be controlled by constant watering that would not be appropriate nor responsible given the current water restrictions in force.

(3) Since its transfer to the Land Development Agency no complaints have been received about the condition of the block.

The Department of Urban Services has responded to two complaints about the general area around the Lanyon Markets itself.

(4) As with any complaint that may be received about a dirty or untidy block, the relevant agency's contractors are instructed to remedy the situation.

Development-Conder

(Question No 1541)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 13 May 2004:

(1) As a result of the new land developments in Conder, what new (a) traffic arrangements are planned to be put in place in the area of Box Hill Avenue and (b) pedestrian crossings or similar are planned to be put in place in the area of Box Hill Avenue and Tom Roberts Street;

(2) Will the area of, and around, Box Hill Avenue in Conder be re-evaluated as a high density traffic area.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) As part of the concept planning for the new developments in Conder, a comprehensive traffic study was carried out in order to assess the impact that extra traffic generated would have on the existing streets including Box Hill Avenue and Tom Roberts Avenue. The study found that whilst the new developments would increase traffic in existing streets, the increased traffic would be within the acceptable limits for each class of road. This has been achieved by sensible planning which has created a hierarchy of roads to maximise use of Box Hill Avenue and Tom Roberts Avenue.


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