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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 4216..


Public Sector Management Act—Public Sector Management Amendment Standards 2010 (No 4)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-193 (LR, 20 August 2010).

Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Auditor-General's Act—Auditor-General's Report No 2/2010—Student Support Services for Public High Schools—Government response.

Exercise of call-in powers—block 6 section 21, City

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Gaming and Racing): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 161(2)—Statement regarding exercise of call-in powers—Development application No 201017931—Block 6 Section 21 City.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: On 23 August 2010 I directed under section 158 of the Planning and Development Act 2007 that the ACT Planning and Land Authority refer to me development application No 201017931. The DA sought approval for demolition of existing buildings, construction of a five to seven-storey building to provide accommodation for approximately 552 students; associated retail, commercial and community facilities; a new two-level basement for parking; a new shared way running parallel to Marcus Clarke Street; and a new temporary surface car park for approximately 120 cars on the eastern side of the site.

On 25 August 2010, I decided to consider the development application and, on 26 August 2010, I approved the application using my powers under section 162 of the Planning and Development Act. In deciding the application, I gave careful consideration to the requirements of the territory plan, the advice of the Environment Protection Authority, the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, ActewAGL, the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, the ACT Emergency Services Agency, ACT Health, the ACT Heritage Council and, as required by the legislation, the ACT Planning and Land Authority. I also gave consideration to the representations received by ACTPLA during the public notification period for the DA that occurred in July and August 2010.

I have imposed conditions on the approval of the DA which require, amongst other things, that the heritage and cultural significance of the ROCKS area be recognised and commemorated in the new development; that vehicle access and circulation in and around the new development be improved by revisions to the design; that the sewer main be relocated to a more appropriate alignment as agreed to by ActewAGL;


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