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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (11 April) . .

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watering rings and mulching. Once the trees have been planted they are placed on warranty for a 12 month maintenance period during which time the contractor is required to maintain the trees and replace any that die at no further cost to the ACT Government.

Under this arrangement, contractors have replaced approximately 2,677 trees since the establishment of the National Arboretum.

Since the trees were handed over from the contractors, the ACT Government has replaced 1,420 trees at an average estimated cost of $50 per tree. The overall cost to the ACT Government since the establishment of the Arboretum is approximately $71,000.

(2) A breakdown of the trees replanted by the ACT Government has been provided in the table below. The Arboretum does not have any trees native to the ACT.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

(as at 21 March 2013) Total No. Trees Replanted 200 0 230 180 762 48 1,420 Cost $10,000 0 $11,500 $9,000 $38,100 $2,400 $71,000

Questions without notice taken on notice

Planning—Amaroo shops

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Thursday, 21 March 2013): The work currently underway at the Amaroo Group Centre is for the subdivision of the entire site, construction of roads, associated infrastructure, utility services and landscaping.

This is in accordance with the Estate Development Plan (EDP) that was lodged on the

24th February 2012, publically notified from the 5th March to 26th March 2012 and approved on the 3rd May 2012.

This EDP approval consisted of seven commercial mixed use sites, two community facility sites (one capable of accommodating a childcare facility), two multi-unit residential blocks, 19 single dwelling residential blocks and three open space blocks for parkland.

Any future building works on the subdivided blocks will be subject to individual Development Applications.

The Land Development Agency has advertised an expression of interest that closed on the 28 March 2013 for a block created by the EDP (Block 3 Section 106). This block is being released as a supermarket site with mixed use development opportunity.


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