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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2686..


(2) The cattle were removed from the Reserve by the owner at the request of Environment ACT and in accordance with the agreement reached prior to the grazing commencing.

(3) Perimeter slashing will be undertaken in accordance with the Bushfire Fuel Management Plan 2002 - 2004. The need for further grazing to reduce fire fuel levels will be considered after spring grass growth has been assessed. There is no additional cost associated with this course of action.

Residential aged care facilities

(Question No 727)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

Concerning residential aged care facilities, is land set aside for such facilities:

1) Near John Knight Park, Belconnen; and

2) Gungahlin Town Centre.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

1) The Belconnen Lakeshore Masterplan identifies Block 6 Section 87 Belconnen as a possible site for aged persons' facilities.


A Planning Study has just been completed that looks at the suitability of the site for a retirement complex. The Study identifies about 6 hectares on the corner of Aikman Drive and Ginninderra Drive Belconnen as a suitable site for a 100 bed hostel/nursing home and 150 aged persons' units.

2) A number of sites have been identified in the Gungahlin Town Centre as being suitable for aged care facilities. The former Gungahlin Development Authority has had ongoing discussions with potential providers. It is planned for the release of suitable sites in the near future.


The pilot public sector land development project, Yerrabi 2, has provision for up to 12 blocks suitable for older persons housing. These blocks will be sold in August this year.

Housing-guidelines

(Question No 730)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

Further to your comments in The Canberra Times on 5 June 2003, page 6 that "PALM was in the process of developing guidelines for supportive housing but they were yet to be finalized": Who is conducting the study?

(1) When is it anticipated these guidelines will be available?


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