Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (11 April) . .
residential development close to the group centre whilst still retaining the unique village feel of the Kambah group centre, a feel and atmosphere which is highly valued by residents, which the master plan has sought to protect and which will be embedded in these changes to the territory plan if they proceed to a final variation.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Gentleman.
MR GENTLEMAN: Minister, how will local residents benefit from the changes proposed in the draft variation?
MR CORBELL: Again, I thank Mr Gentleman for his question. Residents will benefit in a number of ways. As I mentioned, the rezoning allows, for example, for the changes to be made to create the new entrance to the village centre from the east, with dedicated on-street parking available on the eastern side of the village centre. This will allow people to enjoy the courtyard of the village centre at Kambah but at the same time have a better connection into the heart of the village centre.
It will also, in time, allow for the potential expansion of the supermarket at Kambah. I know that is a matter that is of interest to residents. The potential expansion of the existing supermarket there will provide a better retail offer for people who live in that area and use the Kambah Village centre. Finally, the rezoning changes mean that, with any residential development that occurs down the track in the area around the group centre, as we continue to encourage over time more people to live closer to retail facilities, they will not be impacted on by adverse uses that are currently allowed for under the territory plan.
These are very important changes and I am looking forward to hearing the public comment in response to this proposal.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Berry.
MS BERRY: Minister, what happens next in the planning process?
MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Berry, would you like to rephrase that so that it relates to the material that we have currently been dealing with?
Mr Hanson interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hanson! Ms Berry, would you like to rephrase the question?
Mr Seselja interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Seselja.
MS BERRY: Thank you, Madam Speaker. What happens next in this planning process?
MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Berry for the question. The next stage is for public comment to occur in relation to the draft variation. I look forward to hearing feedback