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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Friday, 23 April 2021) . . Page.. 1198 ..


(f) The ACT Government is responsible for issuing approvals for development and ensuring that any development that occurs is in accordance with relevant approvals. The ACT Government can also take compliance action where a site may be unclean or poses a hazard to the community.


Throsby—name change(Question No 144)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

Can the Minister advise if the Government is considering a name change for Throsby; if so, (a) when will the name change and (b) what will it be changed to.

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

The Government is not considering a name change for the suburb of Throsby.


Planning—Gungahlin(Question No 145)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

In relation to the Stage 4 development of Gungahlin Marketplace and the Gungahlin Cinema development, was the development application for this development approved in January 2020; if so, (a) when will work begin on this development and (b) what action will the minister take to speed up this process for residents of Gunghalin.

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

(a) The development application (DA201935835 over Block 2 Section 9) for Gungahlin Marketplace was approved with conditions on 15 January 2020. The relevant plans for this development application were endorsed by the planning and land authority on 2 March 2020 to enable the proponent to proceed with the building approval process through a private certifier.

The development application (DA201936502 over Block 1 Section 12) for a commercial building, including a new cinema, was approved with conditions on 7 April 2020. The relevant plans for this development application were endorsed by the planning and land authority on 7 April 2020, enabling the proponent to proceed with the building approval process through a private certifier.

Both developments currently have two years following development approval in which to commence construction. However, while the ACT Government issues approvals to build, specific decisions about development timing are a matter for the private businesses.


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