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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 3938..


(3) What planning has taken place to identify potential economic opportunities between Civic and Bruce and between Civic and the airport.

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

(1) An agreement was signed in December 2004 with the ANU to establish the ANU Exchange precinct in City West.

(2) An agreement is in place.

(3) The Belconnen to City transitway work recognises the physical and economic links between Bruce and the City. Internal planning work and discussions with stakeholders also recognises the potential to enhance links between activities such as the University of Canberra, AIS, Canberra Stadium, the Transitway, potential park and ride areas, and the connections to Belconnen Town Centre and City.

Current transport planning work recognises the economic and physical relationship between the airport and Central Canberra.

Development—Civic

(Question No 1296)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 21 September 2006:

(1) In relation to Action 44 in the Economic White Paper, what land has been released in Civic for residential and commercial purposes as part of the Central Area Strategic Implementation Plan;

(2) What is the status of the development of any land that has been released under this Plan.

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

(1) Commercial

Sites have been released for some 94,000m� (Gross Floor Area) of offices in Section 88, Section 61, Section 90, Section 91 and Section 92.

In addition, Section 10 City (10,300m�) was approved for development by the National Capital Authority and approval has been given to an increase of office floorspace in the Section 84 and Section 89 development to 70,000m�.

Residential

Section 30 - student housing for 450 students.

In addition Tasman House (97 dwellings) was approved as a redevelopment for Student Housing.

The Metropolitan and the residential component of the Section 84/89 developments (678 dwellings) were approved prior to the release of the Economic White paper.


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