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(2) Given the above AFL for the Mezzanine level of 220 London Circuit there are now no vacant spaces within the building (this does not take into consideration ground floor retail spaces).

(3) (a) Under the Legislative Assembly Precincts Act 2001, this is a matter for the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

(b) The Mezzanine level of 220 London Circuit was originally intended by the developer, Canberra Airport Group (CAG), to be occupied by a childcare facility and catered for in the Agreement for Lease (AFL) with the ACT Government. However, after an ongoing process with the independent accreditation body Children’s Education and Care Assurance (CECA), CAG concluded that the inclusion of a childcare centre in that location was not achievable and was subsequently released from their obligation under the AFL. Engagement between the Territory and childcare operators in the city region is occurring in parallel to support priority access to childcare placements for staff based in the city.

(c) The overall amenity of the fit out will be of the same standard as the rest of the fit out for the ACT Public Service in the 220 London Circuit building. However to future proof and ensure compliance with specific design and construction requirements as prescribed by the Commonwealth Government, special consideration is needed for wall, ceiling construction, mechanical services, management of power and data arrangements, provision of services into the room and the installation of a Type 1 Alarm System. Complying with Commonwealth’s Zone 4 security requirements for telepresence rooms carries a level of complexity and cost.

The amenity of technology of the Cabinet Room furniture (on a per seat ratio) for the internal fit out will be in line with telepresence/meeting room installations in ACT public sector office-working accommodation such as 220 London Circuit and the Canberra Nara Centre.

Weston—increased density
(Question No 624)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 11 February 2022:

(1) Does the Government have any plans to increase the permitted commercial or residential density in the suburb of Weston; if so (a) what types of density increases will be permitted, (b) when will the density increases apply from, (c) will any increases to residential densities allow for multi-storey apartments to be built, (d) will any increases to commercial densities allow for multi-storey business suites and offices to be built and (d) will the Government waive any applicable change of use charge or other otherwise applicable fees, charges or taxes to encourage development.

(2) What upgrades to urban infrastructure and transportation will be made by the Government to support any increased densities in Weston.

(3) When will any upgrades be commenced.

(4) How much will any upgrades cost.

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