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Development—Chisholm shops—petition 32-22

By Ms Burch, from 287 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw the attention of the Assembly to the Development Application (DA) by Chisholm Village Pty Ltd’s proposal to build a KFC fast food outlet at Chisholm Shops.

The DA proposes demolition of the existing car park and construction of a KFC dine-in and drive through, car wash facilities, new supermarket collection facility, commercial signage, car parking, landscaping, new driveway verge crossing, and associated works. Lease variation to Block 48 to increase the permitted gross floor area to 4,159 square metres, and to reduce staff car parking requirements to 6 spaces.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to oppose the proposed Development Application from proceeding as it will have a direct and undesirable impact on the local community.

KFC at a local shopping centre is not at all what the local community desires or needs for a number of reasons:

(1) Local businesses are struggling and a large multi-national company’s presence in the local community will take away business from small business owners;

(2) A fast-food outlet is detrimental to the communities health;

(3) The planned location for the outlet will be unsafe to local road users and pedestrians on Halley Street (e.g. right next to a pedestrian crossing where the two bus stops for Chisholm shops, ALDI, hairdressers, dental surgery is located)

(4) Local Residents were extremely upset at the prospect of McDonalds chain being built at the location where the former Chisholm Tavern was located, and successfully fought the proposed development application.

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:

Environment—Bluetts Block-Piney Ridge—petition 11-22

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 10 November 2022 in response to a petition lodged by Dr Paterson on 2 August 2022, concerning the protection of Bluetts Block-Piney Ridge.

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