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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 6 Hansard (27 June) . . Page.. 2404..


(1) ACT residents can report asbestos or suspected asbestos to the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) by calling ACTPLA's general inquiries telephone number (6207 1923) or by using the feedback forms on ACTPLA's website.

(2) ACTPLA's role in relation to asbestos is exercised by the Constructions Occupations Registrar (the Registrar). The Registrar's role is limited to instances where building work is taking place or about to take place. ACTPLA has no role in cases where asbestos is in situ and where no building work is taking place or about to take place.

(3) It would have to depend on individual circumstances given the limitations on ACTPLA's role as contained in the response to question (2) above.

Pollution—service station sites

(Question No 2066)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 6 May 2008:

(1) What is the number and locations of discontinued service stations in the ACT, and can the Minister indicate how long since the service stations have been closed, and the plans for each of them;

(2) What power does the Government have to require owners to remedy pollution at these sites and encourage redevelopment.

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

(1) The ACT Planning and Land Authority's (ACTPLA) records indicate that the following service stations are closed. Details of precisely when these service stations closed are not available. ACTPLA has provided details of recent Development Applications (DAs) in respect to these sites:

Block 2 Section 31 Latham: The site was used for commercial purposes following closure of the service station around the mid 1990s. There is no recent DA for this site.

Block 10 Section 12 Higgins: A DA was approved on 29 January 2008 for a variation to the Crown lease to replace the service station use with one or more of the following - health facility, supportive housing, or multi-unit housing for not more than 13 dwellings.

Block 1 Section 19 Holt: The service station has been operating as a workshop only. A DA was approved on 19 December 2007 for a variation to the Crown lease to permit 24 dwellings and for the construction of 24 apartments.

Block 3 Section 7 Page: The service station has been demolished. A DA was approved on 16 August 2005 for a variation to the Crown lease to permit one or more of the following - business agency, financial establishment, office, public agency, residential use and shop. There is no recent DA for building development.

Block 9 Section 48 Macquarie: A DA was approved on 9 May 2008 for the removal of an LPG tank.


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