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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 10 Hansard (15 September) . .

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional owners, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


Ministerial responses

Clerk: The following responses to petitions have been lodged by ministers:

By Mr Barr, Minister for Urban Renewal, dated 10 September 2015, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Doszpot on 2 June 2015 concerning Telopea Park School playing fields land swap.

By Mr Barr, Minister for Urban Renewal, dated 2 September 2015, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Doszpot on 3 June 2015 concerning redevelopment of the Campbell service station site.

The terms of the responses will be recorded in Hansard.

Schools—Telopea Park—petition No 6-15

The response read as follows:

The Canberra Services Club, which is adjacent to Manuka Oval (Block 1, Section 15 Griffith), burned down in 2011. Since this time, the ACT Government has been working with the Club to find a suitable location for the club to rebuild.

The Canberra Services Club has entered into a partnership with the Canberra Club and a Memorandum of Understanding with Defence Housing Australia (DHA) to develop a mixed use precinct that would include the Club, other commercial development and residential development.

The Land Development Agency (LDA) identified Block 2 and 5, Section 41 Griffith, part of which currently houses a building rented by the Manuka Occasional Childcare Association (MOCCA), as a suitable location for the new Services Club development. The land is owned by the ACT Government and the childcare centre currently pays a peppercorn rent of five (5) cents a year. The site is ideal for a mixed use development which would add to the commercial centre of Manuka.

MOCCA was informed by the Education and Training Directorate (ETD) in September 2014 that, in order to facilitate the proposal, they would need to relocate and that a new site would be identified for them. The LDA identified the tennis courts on Montgomery Oval as the most suitable site near to Manuka. At the time, MOCCA welcomed the site and indicated they were comfortable with the location.

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