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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1543 ..


irreversible damage to the residential amenity of Gosse Street. The proposed development will route noisy 24/7 traffic onto Gosse Street, with secondary effects on traffic flow on the main arterial, Wentworth Avenue. The enormous, ugly building will dominate the street, Telopea Park and the arts precinct opposite. Residents have offered constructive suggestions to the developer on how to make the proposal better for residents of Gosse Street and for residents of the aged care facility, which have not been accepted.

Your petitioners, therefore, request that the Assembly, the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate and Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate do not approve any development application for the site until representatives of St Basil's Homes:

1. Meet with residents of Gosse Street and the broader community to discuss ways to improve the development application, in at least two public meetings;

2. Conduct a site visit, alongside representatives of Gosse Street residents; and

3. Agree to specific actions to address community grievances with the proposal.

Your petitioners further request that no development application for the site be approved until the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal's inquiry into engagement with development application processes in the ACT has had an opportunity to consider this case and deliver its final report.

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

Ministerial responses

The following responses to petitions have been lodged:

Car park closure in O'Malley—petition 3-18

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 12 April 2018, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Hanson on 14 February 2018 concerning the closure of a public car park in O'Malley.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 14 February 2018 regarding petition No 3-18 lodged by Mr Hanson MLA on behalf of certain Australian Capital Territory residents.

I understand the petition brings to the attention of the Assembly the ACT Surveyor-General's notice that the public car park adjacent to blocks 23 and 24 of section 31 O'Malley is to be closed and in relation to portions of land proposed to form block 25 which was to be sold under the Indicative Land Release Program.

The petition notes three key items and I note the following in relation to those items.


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