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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 5 Hansard (31 May) . . Page.. 1377..


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

(1) No current plans exist for the development of Section 19 in the City.

(2) No Development Application has been lodged for Section 19 City. Section 19 City is a Designated Area and therefore development is subject to Works Approval by the National Capital Authority.

Phillip oval

(Question No 1556)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 1 May 2007:

(1) What plans exist for future development of Phillip Oval;

(2) If no current plans exist, what likely future developments are likely to be considered;

(3) What timing is associated with this or any likely future development of the site;

(4) What parking provisions will be made associated with any future development;

(5) How long will current parking arrangements apply at Phillip Oval.

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

(1) Phillip Oval is being restored to the standard of an enclosed oval. The initial stage in the redevelopment will include a new playing surface, public parking for about 180 cars, new change rooms, fencing and landscape improvements. Land fronting Launceston Street that is not required to meet long term sporting needs will be considered for commercial development.

(2) Planning for Phillip Oval is described in the response to Question 1 above.

(3) Tenders for a consultancy to prepare the master plan and the detailed documentation was advertised on 10 February 2007. A consultant has been appointed and tenders for the first construction package are expected to be called in August 2007. This package will include the playing surface and the parking area. The second construction package that will include the change rooms and landscape works is expected to be called in early 2008. The new playing surface will need 12 months to harden off which should allow for summer sports to be played from October 2008.

(4) 185 new public parking spaces will be created as part of the oval reconstruction. In addition, 165 new public parking spaces will be created through the redesign of the existing car park between the swimming pool and the oval. In total 350 new public parking spaces will be added to Woden's parking supply by the end of 2007.

(5) At the start of 2007 140 temporary parking spaces were created on the western side of Phillip Oval to help ease the current parking shortfall. These spaces will remain until the additional 350 spaces described in Question 4 are created and until 230 new parking spaces at IP Australia become available in November 2007. At the end of 2007, when 580 new parking spaces are available to workers in Woden, the temporary


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