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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 13 Hansard (19 November) . .

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(8) One of the key intentions of the structure is as a feature to help identify the shops and encourage people to use it as a gathering place.

a) Shade will be predominantly provided during midday and during the hottest parts of the year.

b) A technical sun / shade analysis was not required.

(9) Engineering consultants undertook analysis and provided advice about the possible extent of flooding at Theodore Shops. The advice was that some surface stormwater caused issues in two locations; onto the outdoor storage area and from the south-east grass area to the pavement in front of the shop. Engineering advice was given in relation to improving drainage by the construction of an earth mound and new drain and sump to collect and redirect excessive overland flows. These were subsequently constructed.

(10) The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate is responsible for weeding the tan bark area in the public realm at Theodore Shops. Weeding of tan bark areas at shopping centres is generally undertaken twice annually, in accordance with the regular weed control program for shopping centres.

(11) The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate is responsible for mowing of grass in the public realm around Theodore Shops. Irrigation is not provided for these areas, as it is a dry land grass which is the standard treatment for grass at local shops. Mowing is undertaken every four weeks during the peak grass growing period and every two to three months as required at other times of the year.

(12) Section 671 Block 5 is privately owned. Block 9 is public land and was upgraded as part of the Theodore Shops works. Block 8 is the vacant land adjacent to the Theodore Shops. Currently, there are no plans for this block which is unleased public place and is retained for potential future direct sale.

Alkira Community Childcare Centre (Question No 532)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 29 October 2015:

(1) Does the Government intend to sell former Alkira Community Childcare Centre in Charnwood; if so, when will it be sold and what changes will be made to the lease purpose clause.

(2) Has asbestos been found on this site; if so, what remediation works have or will be undertaken.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) No decision has been made on the future of the former Alkira Community Childcare Centre in Charnwood.

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