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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 4 August 2015) . . Page.. 2235 ..


prepared for 337 responding to the issues raised in the submission. A traffic report was prepared that addressed the concerns about traffic. Draft variation 337 released for public notification had already been amended to address concerns raised by the comprehensive round of consultation undertaken by the Community Services Directorate in the housing redevelopment program.

The Greenway precinct code included provisions relating to site access, pedestrian access, the height of buildings, protection of trees and the provision of landscape areas on the site. As these changes were made to the draft variation prior to public notification, the final variation stands as amended. I am satisfied that the issues raised during public consultation on DV337 have been adequately addressed and I did not refer it to the standing committee.

The new RZ4 residential zoning is complementary to the residential land abutting the site to the north. The site is approximately one kilometre by road to the Tuggeranong town centre which provides commercial, retail, office, education, community, government services, leisure, entertainment and residential opportunities for the Tuggeranong community. The site also is close to a range of other facilities including playgrounds, open space and the dog park. Residential development on the site will provide for a diversity of housing types near the Tuggeranong town centre. The site will be released by the ACT government under its land release program.

The third variation I would like to talk about is variation 347 University of Canberra. Variation 347 broadens the territory plan uses allowed at the university by permitting merit track assessable development associated with the operation of a contemporary university. In doing so, the variation also seeks to guide future development at the university by imposing overall building height restrictions.

The variation incorporates additional design provisions and general requirements for future development at the university. The variation also limits the scale of non-student residential development to a maximum of 3,300 dwellings and allows a more qualitative approach to assessing multi-unit housing.

The variation provides for a range of commercial uses on the university campus but also includes controls to ensure that the university does not compete with other commercial areas of the ACT. The provisions include limiting the gross floor area per shop to 200 square metres and per supermarket to 1,000 square metres and an overall shop limit of 4,000 square metres for the entire site; limiting the scale of non-university-related public agency and business agency to 2,000 square metres and office to 5,000 square metres; and limiting the scale of non-university-related office space to 30,000 square metres for the entire site.

Draft variation 347 was released for public consultation from 14 May 2015 until 29 June 2015, attracting eight submissions and one petition containing 60 signatures. Of the eight submissions two were supportive, while the remaining six objected to the variation in some way. The main issues raised during consultation were the impact of increased commercial development at the University of Canberra on the Belconnen town centre and the permissibility and scale of a produce market at the Bruce campus.


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