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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 8 Hansard (11 August) . .

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Manuka Oval—development proposal (Question No 773)

Mr Doszpot asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 4 August 2016:

(1) When will the Government release the detailed plan for Manuka Oval redevelopment that GWS/Grocon has submitted to Invest Canberra.

(2) Will Invest Canberra consult with the Canberra community on the proposal as allowed for in the Guidelines of Unsolicited Proposals.

(3) What assurances can the Canberra community have that the former School of Music buildings and other heritage listed areas in the Manuka precinct will be protected and how will that protection be assured.

(4) When will you reply to correspondence on the Manuka Oval redevelopment sent to you from resident groups in June and July of this year.

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

(1) The GWS Giants undertook its own public consultation of its proposal for the redevelopment of Manuka Oval and surrounding precinct in February and April of this year. This included detailed diagrams and drawings of the proposed development. Government will not be publicly releasing any material that has been submitted commercial-in-confidence beyond that which has already been presented and endorsed by GWS Giants for public release.

(2) Following government's announcement on 5 August 2016 that the proposal put to the Investment Proposal Guidelines process by GWS Giants will not be supported, the government will not be undertaking consultation activities on this proposal.

(3) Within the immediate vicinity of the Manuka Oval there are 12 heritage registered places and one place nominated for registration, subject to the provisions of the Heritage Act 2004. Any proposed development within these areas would require consultation with the ACT Heritage Council in accordance with the provisions of the Heritage Act 2004. Any proposed works would need to be consistent with the existing registration documents and any Heritage Guidelines and/or Conservation Management Plans for each place.

(4) The Kingston and Barton Residents Group wrote to me in July 2016 with regard to development activity across all of Manuka, Kingston and Barton. Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman MLA responded to the correspondence on 24 August 2016.

Manuka Oval—development proposal (Question No 774)

Mr Doszpot asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 4 August 2016:

(1) Will you develop a new Manuka oval master plan that more accurately reflects the current developments for the area.

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