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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2005) . . Page.. 4669 ..

Answers to questions

Planning—Gungahlin(Question No 588)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 20 September 2005:

What plans, if any, does the Government have for “Open Space” in the (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long term in Gungahlin;

Does the Government have a concise Town Plan for Gungahlin; if so, can the Minister provide details; if not, why not;

What plans does the Government have for a Town Park in Gungahlin;

What consideration is the Government giving to the development of a Youth Detention Centre at either Mitchell or Gungahlin;

Can the Minister provide an update on the construction of the new Palmerston Hall and advise if there is a funding shortfall of approximately $350 000 and what the Government will do to rectify this matter;

Given the on-going court proceedings, can the Minister provide a current update on the status of the Gungahlin Drive Extension and provide a timeframe of when work will recommence and the proposed completion date of this project;

Can the Minister provide an update on the sale of the Gold Creek Golf Club in terms of who will be the new owners and from when this is to take effect;

Does a fully integrated plan exist for the proposed development of the Gungahlin Sport and Recreation Complex and will this plan include a 50 metre swimming pool, sports hall/s, tennis courts and adequate parking;

What plans, if any, are there to allocate land for the development of a dedicated arts facility for Gungahlin, similar to that in Tuggeranong;

Can the Minister provide a current update on proposed petrol service station sites for Gungahlin and if these have not already been identified, when are they likely to be and when will they be released;

Does the Government plan to construct a Government College, Years 11 and 12, in Gungahlin; if so, when would the construction be likely to begin.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The Government’s formal, statutory, plan for recognising and identifying the location and type of open space, whether for the short, medium or long term, is the Territory Plan. In particular, for Gungahlin, the Territory Plan Variation to North Gungahlin (Variation:130) and Draft Variation to the Territory Plan for East Gungahlin (Draft DV: 231 – currently under consideration by the Assembly) identifies the areas of open space proposed in future land development in north and east Gungahlin.

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