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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 11 Hansard (15 November) . . Page.. 3519..


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Tharwa bridge

(Question No 1699)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 26 September 2007:

(1) In relation to the proposal to build a new bridge over the Murrumbidgee River at Tharwa, was a preliminary assessment required for the new bridge; if so, (a) when was it submitted, (b) when was it registered, (c) when and how was it promulgated, (d) for how long was it promulgated and (e) what responses were received from the public;

(2) If the preliminary assessment was non-complying or otherwise incomplete when it was submitted and in what ways was it non-complying or incomplete;

(3) If a preliminary assessment was not required, why not;

(4) Was a development application required for the new bridge; if so, (a) when was it submitted, (b) when was it registered, (c) when and how was it promulgated, (d) for how long was it promulgated and (e) what responses were received from the public;

(5) If the development application was non-complying or otherwise incomplete when it was submitted and in what ways was it non-complying or incomplete;

(6) If a development application was not required, why not.

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

(1) Yes. 1(a). The PA was formally lodged on 21 February 2007. 1(b) A Notifiable Instrument was placed on the Legislation Register on 1 March 2007. 1(c) and (d) A written notice was placed in the Canberra Times on 3 March 2007, stating that the PA was available for public inspection at the ACT Planning and Land Authority's (the Authority) Customer Service Centre at 16 Challis Street Dickson from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays, online at all ACT public libraries and on the web at http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/your_say/comment/pa, for a period of 15 business days. Copies of the PA were also available for purchase at the Authority's Customer Service Centre. 1(e) Seven responses were received from the public, two of which were from one person. Issues raised included the consideration of options involving the existing bridge, the project's cost, the visual impact of the new bridge, intersection works at the western end of the bridge, removal of trees and existing public facilities and the provision of landscaping.

(2) The PA was compliant with the requirements of Schedule 3 of the Land Act (Content of preliminary assessments) when it was formally lodged.


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