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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 7 Hansard (2 June) . .

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The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Coe, from 192 residents:

Planning—Giralang shops—petition No 7-15

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that Giralang has been without local shops for a decade.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to express their support of the completion as soon as possible, the full approved development of the shops currently under construction.

Further we call on the Assembly to enact legislation to limit further legal appeal by those opposing the development.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.

Ministerial response

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

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning, dated 15 May 2015, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Doszpot on 17 February 2015 concerning a proposed change to existing planning zoning of CZ6 for two vacant blocks on Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Planning—Narrabundah—petition No 1-15

The response read as follows:

I understand the petition brings to the attention of the Assembly that the Omnibus Draft Variation proposes to change the zoning of two vacant blocks in Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah, Section 34 Block 12 & 13.

The blocks are part of a Commercial CZ6 - Leisure and Accommodation zone that abuts Jerrabomberra Avenue to the south of Goyder Street. This policy permits a range of entertainment, recreation, leisure and tourist facilities to cater for tourists to the ACT as well as to provide entertainment opportunities to both visitors and residents of the ACT and surrounding region.

The area was considered a gateway to south Canberra as Jerrabomberra Avenue provided direct highway access. Blocks of land were developed in the area that provided services such as motels and clubs, including the Harmonie German


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