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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3102..


Mr Corbell

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

(1) Phillip Oval has a Territory Plan Land Use Policy of Restricted Access Recreation with a Public Land overlay of Sport and Recreation Reserve. Where ancillary to the predominant recreation use a Club, Educational establishment, Guest house, Hotel or Motel may also be permitted.

(2) Development interests have approached the Government with proposals to redevelop Phillip Oval.

(3) Ministerial consent to transfer any concessional lease relies in part on a demonstration that such transfer is in the 'community interest'. Phillip Oval is a very significant community asset and in December 2002 I advised AFL Canberra that the Government does not support deconcessionalising the lease.

(4) The Draft Woden Town Centre Master Plan identifies development opportunities for Phillip Oval's frontage to Launceston Street whilst maintaining a full size Australian Rules field with a large seating capacity. The community is responding to these proposals through consultation on the draft plan and the Government will make its decision about possible future uses based on the outcome of that consultation.

Pine Island-vandalism

(Question No 784)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

Further to your response to Question on notice no 326 regarding vandalism at Pine Island Reserve and subsequent restriction on vehicles imposed there between the hours of 9 pm to 8 am:

(1) Is the restriction on vehicles at Pine Island Reserve between the hours of 9 pm to 8 am currently maintained;

(2) If the answer to (1) above is affirmative, has there been a reduction in the levels of (a) vandalism (b) drug and alcohol use (c) violence and other anti-social behaviour at Pine Island Reserve since the restriction was introduced;

(3) What are the representative figures for (a), (b) and (c) above both prior to and since the introduction of the restriction on vehicles;

(4) If the answer to (a) above is negative, then why has the restriction on vehicle access to Pine Island Reserve between the hours of 9 pm to 8 am been lifted.

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) Yes.

(2) Yes, qualitative evidence and observations suggest that there has been a significant reduction due to the limitations on vehicle access at night.


Prior to the restriction on vehicle access, most vandalism, drug and alcohol use and anti-


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