Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . .
I ask leave to make a statement.
MR GENTLEMAN: Variation 320 incorporates a number of recommendations into the territory plan from the Erindale group centre master plan. The variation will guide development within the centre over the next 10 to 20 years through nominating maximum building heights from between two storeys and five storeys to retain the character of the centre, while permitting moderate increases in development opportunities and rezoning a number of areas within the centre to accommodate road realignments. It will identify future development opportunities and introduce limited commercial opportunities within selected community facility zoned blocks as well as the Vikings club site to provide increased flexibility in development opportunities, while protecting the predominant use of the land, restricting residential use to the south-eastern section of the centre, and nominating main pedestrian areas and active frontages to improve pedestrian activity and passive surveillance through the centre.
Variation 320 was publicly exhibited between May and June last year and attracted 12 written submissions. The main issues raised in the public submissions included the potential impacts of increased building heights to existing residents in surrounding areas through overlooking and overshadowing, concerns with existing traffic and parking issues being exacerbated through increased levels of development, apparent departures in the draft variation from the approved master plan recommendations, and the impact of future intersections linking Ricardo Street to Erindale Drive on nearby residential areas.
A number of amendments were made to the variation in response to the issues raised. These include amending the shop provisions and adding non-retail commercial to the permitted uses for the CZ6 entertainment, accommodation and leisure zone to better reflect the master plan recommendations, amending the ground floor commercial provisions over the playing field site to ensure development is compatible with the primary use of the zone, and minor amendments to clarify the intent of certain provisions and to ensure the code requirements operate as intended. Other concerns raised that did not result in changes to the variation are addressed in the report on consultation prepared by the Environment and Planning Directorate.
Under section 73 of the Planning and Development Act I have chosen to exercise my discretion not to refer the draft variation to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services as I believe the issues raised in the submissions have been adequately addressed and that there are no outstanding issues.
Ms Burch presented the following papers:
Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)
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