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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 334..


MR BARR (continuing):

The provision of further information with respect to the site is constrained by requirements of the Privacy Act and, as I am sure members would understand, I am bound by the provisions of that legislation and cannot release further details. I can advise, though, that at this stage working with the lessee to facilitate the timely redevelopment of the site is the most effective way forward.

In relation to the Latham site, I am advised that a development application for a variation of the crown lease and construction of two buildings comprising 13 units was lodged with the Planning and Land Authority on 4 May 2009. The application was conditionally approved on 22 July 2009 and I am advised that the matter is subject to review and is currently before the ACAT.

In relation to the Rivett site, I am advised by the Environment Protection Authority that the Rivett service station site is currently undergoing contamination remediation. A site audit statement is yet to be prepared for the site. With respect to redevelopment of this site, work cannot commence on the site until clearance is given by the EPA.

I can also advise that the following former service station sites are at various stages of the redevelopment process and would provide some cause for modest optimism: block 1 section 26, Duffy; blocks 16 and 17 section 29, Braddon; block 13 section 28, Narrabundah; block 2 section 25, Griffith; block 23 section 5, Lyons; block 1 section 49, Campbell; blocks 13 and 14 section 21, Braddon; block 1 section 17, Watson; block 1 section 34, Garran; block 10 section 12, Higgins; block 25 section 3, Oaks Estate; and, finally, block 5 section 11, Chapman.

Summernats—noise levels

MR CORBELL: During question time today Ms Le Couteur asked me a question about ambient air quality monitoring in the areas surrounding the Summernats event. I can confirm that ambient air quality monitoring was undertaken during the Summernats event and that occurred in the suburb of Watson. The results from that monitoring are currently being analysed by consultants and when a final report has been submitted by those consultants it will be posted on the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water's website.

I have received a complaint from a resident about dust that they believed was being emitted from EPIC during the Summernats event. The EPA has advised me, and I have advised the constituent, that the dust about which the constituent was concerned is believed to have been caused by traffic using Morisset Road and Well Station Road in Mitchell to access the car parks adjacent to EPIC because of the closure of Flemington Road. These particular roads are dirt roads and the use of these roads apparently caused dust to become airborne. During the regular daily meetings that the EPA had with Summernats event management, the EPA recommended the use of a water truck to control this dust.


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