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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 997..


(1) What form of economic analysis or demand study was undertaken prior to approval being given for the construction of a new service station in the Erindale shopping centre and if such a study was undertaken, what were the results;

(2) What analysis was undertaken on the effect of an additional service station on other service stations in the vicinity and what was the result of such analysis;

(3) How many representations were received during the public notification process and what was the content of those representations.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) No specific economic or demand analysis was undertaken prior to Development Application approval. A service station on the block is a permitted use under the current Crown Lease;

(2) There was no specific analysis undertaken as to the effect of an additional service station on other service stations in the vicinity. The use of the site as a service station is permitted under the Territory Plan, Commercial B Group Centre Land Use Policy - Precinct "C"Mixed Use area overlay;

(3) There were ten representations to the ACT Planning and Land Authority during the public notification period (six submissions within time and four late submissions) of the Development Application. The representations raised issues concerning:

    • the rear (non active frontage) of the retail building would be facing the main entrance to Erindale library;
    • the location of the waste collection area;
    • traffic and parking implications;
    • health and safety issues for students at Erindale College;
    • adequacy of the size of the access road to accommodate petrol tankers;
    • current adequate supply of petrol stations in the area; and
    • safety concerns for students crossing the site to go to McDonalds.

Development-applications

(Question No 963)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:

(1) What was the average time for an approval of a development application when the Local Area Planning Advisory Committee (LAPACS) were in operation, not including those which were subject to call in powers being exercised for (a) single and (b) multi-unit residential development and (c) commercial projects;

(2) What is the average time taken by ACT Planning and Land Authority or its predecessors for approval of a development, not including those which were subject to call in powers being exercised, since the abolition of LAPACS for (a) single and (b) multi-unit residential development and (c) commercial projects.

Mr Corbell

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


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