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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 22 November 2007) . . Page.. 3803 ..

Municipal Services investigated matters concerning parking and traffic in Fox Place and found no departures from the approved Temporary Traffic Management Plan. Apart from these issues, no other impact to the amenity of the area was raised with Government agencies during the construction period.

Once a development is complete, ACTPLA conducts inspections to determine if the works are carried out in accordance with the approved plans. Other inspections are undertaken in response to complaint’s from the community or referred to other relevant agencies that may have responsibility for an issue.

The Building Act 2004, The Environment Protection Act 1997, The Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999 and The Roads and Public Places Act 1937 contain provisions that require developers to minimise impact during construction.


(Question No 1738)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 17 October 2007:

Further to the redevelopment in Blocks 8, 9 and 10 of Section 43 Fox Place, what safeguards are there to protect the character of suburbs like Lyneham and O’Connor since the Territory Plan classifies as far west as Lyneham High School as being available for intensive residential development.

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

The Area B11 Urban Housing (generally three storeys) and Area B12 Increased Density Development (maximum two storeys) Area Specific Land Use Policies of the Territory Plan seeks to provide opportunities for increased dwelling densities in residential areas close to transport corridors, commercial areas and employment centres.

The areas located within the suburbs of O’Connor and Lyneham are subject to the requirements of Section Master Plans. The Lyneham Section Master Plan, Sections 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 52 (Part), and 55 was amended shortly after the Fox Place redevelopment was approved, in response to the recommendations of the Lyneham Neighbourhood Plan community consultation process. The Section Master Plan acknowledges that the layout and character of Lyneham has been influenced by Garden City design principles and it is important that redevelopment of the B11 and B12 areas responds to the Garden City philosophy.

The Section Master Plan responds to this by requiring:

Setbacks on new developments to respond to adjoining development;

The identification of visually important trees on leased land;

The articulation of the front building line to prevent continuous ‘walls of development’;

Rear setback and site coverage limits to accommodate deep root rear garden planting and to ensure privacy; and

Building envelope limits to allow solar access and privacy to neighbouring dwellings.

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