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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2716 ..


e) Yes, toilets were included as a response to the YourSay and Charles Weston School engagement undertaken on the project. The Draft Concept Designs illustrate how the feedback could be included in a schema for the site. Further specific feedback has been received from a few local residents highlighting their concerns regarding a public toilet. These issues are being considered and as such the SLA will continue to engage with the community.


Questions without notice taken on notice

Government—Canberra Helicopters

Mr Barr (in reply to a question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 4 April 2019):

A direct sale application was made by Secure Aviation Pty Ltd (Canberra Helicopters) for a proposed emergency services facility to provide aerial support to emergency management in the ACT. The Government advised the Proponent’s consultant, Canberra Town Planning (CTP), by letter on 21 November 2017, of the decision that Secure Aviation was eligible for a direct sale with conditions. The conditions require the presentation of a broadly scoped Environmental Impact Assessment. Once the Proponent can demonstrate that it has met the conditions of the direct sale, a direct sale offer for a market value lease will be made.

The direct sale application process included advice from the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate that an environmental impact assessment was required. The environmental impact assessment is to consider matters relating to the helicopter operations such as safety, noise and impact on surrounding land uses as well as consideration of general environmental impact matters. Clarification was initially sought by CTP in May 2018, with discussions taking place and final advice provided in September 2018 as to the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment and the process to be undertaken. The proponent is in the process of understanding the scoping document and is soon to commence the environmental impact statement (EIS) process under the Planning and Development Act 2007 to consider these matters and also provide opportunity for public consultation.

A scoping document for an EIS was formally applied for by Canberra Town Planning on behalf of Secure Aviation on 12 February 2019 and the scoping document was issued by the planning and land authority on 28 March 2019. Following the conclusion of the EIS process, a development application may be submitted for consideration by the independent planning and land authority. The Proponent needs to secure development approval for the proposal as a condition of the direct sale.

There has been a delay in responding to this question because of the need to seek authorisation from the project proponent to release these details.

Light rail—disability access

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Lawder and Mrs Kikkert on Thursday, 4 April 2019):


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