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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 4 June 2019) . . Page.. 2007 ..

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Leave of absence

MADAM SPEAKER: I inform members that, pursuant to standing order 22, 18 weeks maternity leave has been granted to Ms Lee, commencing on 3 June 2019. I present the following paper:

Ms Lee—Leave of absence—Letter to the Speaker from Ms Lee notifying her period of maternity leave, dated 3 June 2019.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Planning—Phillip—petition 15-19

By Ms Le Couteur, from 497 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly that the Phillip Precinct Code permits developments of inappropriate scale on the N12 (Block 13 Section 81) and N10 (Block 17 Section 156) Easty Street sites—adjacent to Woden Police Station and Healthpoint respectively—and substantially reduces the open green space of Arabanoo Park. The government’s changes are all contrary to repeatedly expressed community and local resident values.

In particular:

N12 is anticipated to be developed with four towers, two of 25 storeys, but nearby residential developments are only 3 storeys (RZ4 maximum);

N10 is anticipated to be developed to a height of 6 storeys, as a result of being retrospectively rezoned from RZ4 (medium density residential zone) to CZ2 (major centres business zone) after residents bought into adjacent RZ4 developments, also adversely affecting noise levels;

major overshadowing of existing residences, gardens, common areas, and public realm is the main (but not sole) grievance associated with the anticipated developments of inappropriate scale.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to, in priority order:

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