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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3463..

Thursday, 18 August 2011

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


Ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to petitions has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Corbell, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, in response to petitions lodged by Mr Rattenbury and Mr Smyth on 21 June 2011 concerning an application to vary the Crown lease over block 4 Section 79 Phillip—Woden Pitch and Putt.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Planning—pitch and putt golf course—petition Nos 119 and 121

The response read as follows:

Description of proposal

Development Application DA No. 201119563 seeking to vary the Crown lease over Block 4 Section 79 Phillip, the Woden 'pitch and putt' golf course, was lodged on 11 April 2011. The purpose clause of the Crown lease provides:

"To use the premises only for the purpose of a par 3 golf course comprising 18 holes and associated facilities".

The variation seeks to delete clauses relating to access easements and to add the following uses:

i) club;

ii) commercial accommodation use;

iii) community use EXCLUDING hospital;

iv) drink establishment;

v) indoor recreation facility;

vi) outdoor recreation facility LIMITED to a par 3 golf course comprising 18 holes and associated facilities;

vii) public agency;

viii) restaurant;

ix) shop;

x) tourist facility.


The site is located at the northern end of the Woden Valley Town Centre. The block is adjacent to the roundabout at the intersection of Yamba Drive, Adelaide Avenue and Melrose Drive. The block is bounded by Yamba Drive, the confluence of the floodways that adjoin Irving Street and Woden Campus of Canberra College.

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